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Holes in the map, part 3: Eagles

In the third part of the series exploring the species that have disappeared from Cumbria’s landscape, Haweswater Site Manager Lee Schofield traces the rise and fall of our two native eagles, both of which have a special place in the wild history of Haweswater For most of the last five decades, Haweswater was the only place in England where golden eagles resided. They returned in 1969 thanks to a healthy… Read More »Holes in the map, part 3: Eagles

Holes in the map, part 2: Corncrake

RSPB Haweswater Site Manager, Lee Schofield, explores the demise of a species which, until very recently, embodied British farmland. Discover how the return of traditional practices and nature-minded farming could be the key to the return of the Corncrake in Cumbria.

More wiggles and wetland for Haweswater

We are very pleased to announce that a project to re-naturalise a 500 metre section of drain in Swindale Valley has been achieved, thanks to another multi-partner effort to restore

Rediscovering the Eurasian Beaver

With an absence in Britain that exceeds our lifetimes, and a presence which has largely escaped our heritage, we need to reacquaint ourselves with our once-common neighbour, the Eurasian Beaver.

In this article, Cumbria Beaver Project Officer, Heather Devey shares all you need to know to start your journey in rediscovering this intriguing, and vital, species.

Guest Blog: Amy Bray, Another Way

Amy’s story is one of determination, inspiration and hope. From growing up fearful about the future of our oceans, to taking responsibility in encouraging change, establishing Another Way, and recently being awarded Cumbrian Woman of the Year at the age of 17. In our first Guest Blog, Amy shares her story, so far…

Volunteer Voices: The Fence

Haweswater’s trusty volunteers may be unable to take part in our Thursday work parties right now, but they’ve been keeping in touch online. From quizzes to sharing some (very) creative writing, they’ve been up to it all. Here’s one of our favourite poems from Haweswater Volunteer Chris Brookes, which will hopefully give you as much of a laugh as it did us. By the way, a ‘gdonga’ is what our… Read More »Volunteer Voices: The Fence

Celebrating Forests

Join Lucy on a springtime meander in Naddle Forest to discover why forests in the Lake District are vital for a diversity of species.

Holes in the map, part 1: Black Grouse

RSPB Haweswater Site Manager, Lee Schofield, reflects on a species that recently vanished from the Lake District and what maps can tell us about the history of wildlife in Cumbria. For my 40th birthday, not too long ago, my wife gave me a framed print of the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area surrounding our home on the edge of the Lake District National Park. I love maps at… Read More »Holes in the map, part 1: Black Grouse

Warden’s Journal: Signs of Spring

In the first of our Warden’s Journal entries, Haweswater Site Warden Spike Webb shares his sightings of spring in our corner of the Lake District, prior to the lockdown.