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Dubwath Silver Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve

DAWN CHOREVENComing very soonmmmm2015

NEWS UPDATE 24 May 2016

Events - May onwards

After a successful if damp Dawn Chorus event (a list of sightings is in the download section) we have a number of events during what we hope will be a good Summer! The first was a successful work party on 9 May to start repairing some of the damage caused by last winter's weather. 

Our AGM will be on 8 June at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, starting at 7.00pm. All are welcome, refreshments will be available. It will be followed by a presentation from Jodie Mills, Director of West Cumbria Rivers Trust. 

You can download a copy of the Agenda and an information leaflet from our downloads link above.

Later on in the summer we have a Flower Walk / talk, a Wildlife Wander and a Bryophyte Event, all to to be confirmed.

We hope also to host an Open Day to officially launch the new interpretation panels - date to be confirmed yet.




 Dubwath Silver Meadows is managed by a dedicated group of volunteers, would you care to join us? Your involvement can be at any level you wish, work-parties, fund raising or by becoming a "Friend". With a donation of just £5 per household per annum you will be helping with the upkeep and event planning needed for this unique wetland reserve. Click on the 'contact us' link to find out more.


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Visitor Comments

11th September 2012

"This is a great place; the kids love it" - Masterson Family, Liverpool

15th February 2012

"Fantastic child friendly walk, the kids love the deck walking, the shelters and spotting the wildlife, brilliant!" - Visitors : 2 Adults & 2 Children

2nd March 2012

"Lovely sunny day, never tire of walking around. Keep up the good work!" - First time local visitors.

12th  June 2012

"Wonderful nature reserve, brilliantly managed, thank you" -  2 People & Dog, Cockermouth

17th February 2012

"Loving the Bug Hotel, can I make a reservation, seen a Heron" - Local visitor

"So many birds flying around, kids love this walk" - Local, Braithwaite

5th Oct 2012

"2 Adults from Great Clifton-becoming regular visitors-lovely place" - Fiona & Mark

25th March 2012

"I really like the huts, I saw a Blue Tit and a Dunnock" - Kira age 8 from Frizington.

4th April 2012

"Beautiful day, lovely setting, great place & well maintained" - Murray Miller, Clydesdale.

"Our first visit, recommended by friends" - The Toppings, Cockermouth.

25th May 2012

"Really enjoyed the walk, good luck with the funding" - Mr & Mrs Standen, Maidstone, Kent

1st Mar 2013

"Beautiful day with plenty of bird song" - Lou & Archie Campbell, Cockermouth

13th April 2012

"Lovely place, not to be missed, will be recommended to family and friends" - Natalie & Polly, Leeds.

"Wonderful as always, everything coming green" - Clark + Dog, Cockermouth.

6th Nov 2012

"Wanted a lazy day driving-found you!" - Sheila, Birmingham

5th June 2012

"What a treat to have a complete walk that is wheelchair friendly and with such lovely birdsong" - Sarah & Rod Goodyear

24th  April 2012

"As a school group for disabled children, we visit each time we stay at the Calvert Trust. We enjoy our walks around this sensory environment" - Redbridge High School, Liverpool.

17th March 2012

"A lovely place to pass the time peacefully. Please keep up the good work." - 2 Pensioners, 1 Dog and 2 Cameras.

1st May 2012

"Fantastic set up for my wife who is a wheelchair user, will definitely come again. Really lovely" - Dawn & Ian, Penrith

16th June 2012

"This is amazing! How did you do it? That mud is rock hard!" - Stanley age 6 & Grandad Peter 64

11th March 2012

"First time visit live local and will be back!" - Adrian, Leanne, Amelia & Oliver.

21st February 2012

"Great walk, lots of interest, keep it up!" - 2 Adults, Whitby

"Lovely outdoor walk & interesting information" - Visitor Whitehaven

20th Feb 2013

"Enjoyed this beautiful reserve" - Ian & Stella, Chessington, Surrey

30th January & 5th February 2012

" Lots of wildlife" - Local visitors

" sightings of Redwing" - Local bird-watcher

"....enjoying the peace and quiet" - Local visitor

Christmas Day 2012

"Great for wheelchair access-best in N.Cumbria" - Tully Family

15th February 2012 yes

"..our first visit but will be back.....lovely place" - The Robsons

"great fun and a lovely place to explore" - Hayes Family, London

20th May 2012

"Stopped off after busy day at work-an ideal place to have a bit of calm and recharge batteries" - Anon

21st February 2012

"We found our visit a very positive experience, the site was accessible for our youngsters who are wheelchair users, which does make a pleasant change" - Foxfield School, Wirral

11th  February 2012

"Enjoyed this very much, lived in Cumbria all our lives. Cannot believe we had never heard of Silver Meadows. Fantastic!" - The Todd Family

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