Blencathra BioBlitz

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2nd June

Blencathra Field Centre, CA12 4SG

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can before the clock runs out. Just like a real scientific expedition, everything we find will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor our local wildlife. With interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz.

What’s happening

At the Blencathra mini BioBlitz  you can explore the amazing site of Blencathra field centre whilst admiring the fabulous backdrop of the Lake District landscape as we discover what wildlife wanders around our grounds.

Drop in and see us on the day or follow the booking link above to get an up to date programme and sign up for some amazing activities including:

Bug hunting, Tree trail, Fern Trail,  Stalls (information/membership), Pond dipping, Moth trapping, Mammal trapping and tracks,  food web orienteering , Camera traps, Bug hunting, arts and crafts plus animal shelter and food creation. Refreshments and FSC ID keys will be available.

  • Start – 10AM on 2nd June
  • Finish – 4PM on 2nd June

Getting here

By Car: From Junction 40 on the M6 follow A66 to Keswick. After about 12 miles turn off right following signpost for Threlkeld. Go through the village and turn right onto Blease Road. The centre is located 1 mile up the hill. Alternatively Head toward Keswick along the A591. As you drive down into the town turn right and follow signposts for A66 to Penrith and M6. Follow the A66 for about 2 miles. Turn off left and follow signpost for Threlkeld. Go through the village and turn left onto Blease Road. The centre is located 1 mile up the hill. If you plan on using a Sat Nav to reach the Blencathra centre, the postcode is CA12 4SG. By Train: The nearest train station is the Penrith Train Station, approximately 18 miles from Threlkeld. Stagecoach operates the X4 and X5 Bus from Penrith train station to Workington which runs every hour and stops in Threlkeld or Keswick. Drop off at Threlkeld 1 mile walk up hill to the centre. Drop off at Keswick, taxi from Keswick to the centre (approx £10). The centre is located 1 mile from the village of Threlkeld up Blease Road.

Site itself is fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

Get in touch

Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…

Field Studies Council, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre