Stonethwaite beck river restoration work guided tour

Brought to you by the National Trust for Heritage Open Days, join ranger Joe from the Derwent Riverlands project team on a guided tour at Southwaite beck.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

The rivers we look after provide shelter for a myriad of wildlife and plants. None more so than the River Derwent in the Lake District, which is home to otters, Atlantic salmon and vendace – a rare freshwater fish. These cherished species have struggled to cope with increasingly polluted waters and severe floods in recent years, and urgently need our care in order to thrive. With the help of local people, the Riverlands project is repairing habitats and improving water quality to protect the river’s much-loved residents.

Come and take a look at what we are up to while taking in the views from the valley.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children 12 and up
Meeting point
Please meet us at Rosthwaite National Trust car park (members scan to park for free)
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes/boots. Bring a packed lunch and water bottle.
Accessibility
This is a 6.5km (4 miles) walk along a level but rough track with large loose stones and big sections of gravel. No stiles.

Contact Info

Name
North and West Lakes Office
Email
NorthandWestLakes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

Upcoming events

Sunset Sailing Cruises

Tue 16 Aug 2022
17:30-19:30
Brought to you by the National Trust and Derwent Water Marina, enjoy the peaceful setting of Derwent Water at dusk by joining an RYA qualified instructor on a pleasant evening sail. Perfect for the whole family.

Canoe, kayak and paddleboard taster sessions

Thu 18 Aug 2022
09:00-11:00
Brought to you by the National Trust and Mobile Adventure, an opportunity to get out on the lake and maybe try something new.

Music by the Lake

Sun 21 Aug 2022
11:00-14:00
Every Sunday throughout the summer, the view over the lake from Crow Park will be complimented by music from talented musicians and creatives from across Cumbria. From community choirs to steel bands, come to Crow Park and see what you’ll discover.

Open day at the processing mill at Force Crag Mine (including transport)

Sun 11 Sep 2022
10:00-11:00
Brought to you by National for Heritage Open Days Come and join us for a rare opportunity to visit the processing mill at Force Crag Mine.

Open day at the processing mill at Force Crag Mine

Sun 11 Sep 2022
10:00-14:30
Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days. Come and join us for a rare opportunity to visit the processing mill at Force Crag Mine.

Guided walk to the Combe Gill hydro project

Mon 12 Sep 2022
10:00-14:00
Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days, join a free guided walk to the hydro power project at Combe Gill to discover how our plan for clean, green energy in the valley is working.