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Balsam Bashing volunteer day

Help us tackle this invasive species in Elterwater.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Make a difference by coming along to this day run by our Ranger team. You'll be pulling the balsam out of the ground before the seed pods ripen, helping to reduce the spread of the plant in the area. No experience necessary and you don't need to be a National Trust volunteer. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

We'll meet at the National Trust Elterwater car park at 9.45am. If arriving by car please allow enough time to park.

To reduce car use we'd encourage you to use the 516 bus where possible. It runs through the village, get off at the Britannia Inn stop.


The basics

Meeting point

We'll meet at the National Trust Elterwater car park at 9.45am and return back at the car park for 3.20pm.

What to bring and wear

Please bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Bring sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. Wear comfy clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and walking shoes, boots or wellies.


We will be walking on rugged paths and on uneven ground where the balsam grows.

Contact info

Langdale NT Team