Walk and work - behind the scenes at Birkhams Quarry

Join us for this unique opportunity to carry out some practical conservation work in a working quarry.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

We will walk from the old Haig Mining Museum, passing signs of Whitehaven's mining past up to Birkhams Quarry, where we will have the chance to get a behind the scenes view of this sandstone quarry. While we're there we'll spend a short time carrying out some conservation work helping to restore the wildflower grassland and record what species we find.

The basics

Booking details
Call 07342088015
For more information or to let us know you're coming along email sophie.badrick@nationaltrust.org.uk
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the car park of the old Haig Mining Museum/current West Cumbria Mining offices
What to bring and wear
Wear walking boots/stout footwear and bring a drink/snacks
Accessibility
We will walk over footpaths to the work site
Other
For more information or to let us know you're coming along email sophie.badrick@nationaltrust.org.uk

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 July 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Available
4 September 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Whitehaven Colourful Coast Project Officer
Email
Sophie.Badrick@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 07342 088015

Upcoming events

Whitehaven beach clean

Thu 27 Jun 2019
10:30-12:00
We're joining up with the Colourful Coast Partnership to help remove marine litter and beach plastics.

Muscle Meadows - part of National Meadow day

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00-15:00
Take a closer look at what is living in the flower rich grassland around Haig Pit whilst testing your strength by weeding out some of the more invasive or unpalatable species.

Walk and work - behind the scenes at Birkhams Quarry

Wed 24 Jul 2019
10:00-13:00
Join us for this unique opportunity to carry out some practical conservation work in a working quarry.

St Bees beach clean

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:30-12:00
Join us and the Colourful Coast Partnership at St Bees beach to help remove marine litter and tackle the marine plastics problem.

Release the Moths!

Sat 31 Aug 2019
07:30-09:00
Join us for an early morning as we open the moth trap, last year 250 moths (99 different species) were trapped in just one night. Recent years have seen the first Cumbrian recorded sighting of the striking black and white Triple-Stripe Piercer moth.

Heritage Open Day Fog Signal Station walk

Sun 15 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
Join us for a guided walk along the cliff tops to seek out a quirky remnant of coastal heritage.