Fantastic events at RSPB Geltsdale

Saturday 1st June 9.00am-11.30am 
Offspring watch (BBC Spring watch Event) 
Join a warden on this spring morning to observe some of the breeding birds of the reserve and their recently hatched young. Participants need to wear outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Meet at the reserve Car Park. NY588586. 
Free to children and RSPB members, £3 to non-members 
 
Sunday 9th June 10.00am - 12noon 
Open Farm Sunday 
A walk to look at the upland farm operation at the RSPB's Geltsdale Nature Reserve, where careful grazing management has enhanced breeding habitat for birds such as lapwing, redshank and black grouse. We will take in hay meadows, rough pasture for cattle, breeding wader birds, with a closer look at upland sheep and lambing. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear such as Wellingtons or boots. Dogs welcome on leads. 
 
Free to children and RSPB members, £3 to non-members meet in RSPB Car Park. 
 
Friday 21st June 8pm till Sunset 
Summer Solstice Sunset Walk 
Join us for a strenuous walk across the fells above the Gelt Valley to enjoy the wonderful views on the longest day of the year. Participants need to wear warm outdoor clothing and strong footwear. Meet at Jockey Shield Car Park, Castle Carrock. NY561558 
 
Free to RSPB members, £3 to non-members 
 
8pm Saturday 6th to 8pm Sunday 7th July 
Bio Blitz 
Join local natural history experts for Geltsdale's Bio Blitz event in the race to find as much wildlife as we can! 
A BioBlitz is an event that engages people of all ages with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring their local wildlife. Together we will look at, identify and record as many species as possible over the two days. Different events and activities will be running throughout the 24hrs, up to date information will be put on the Geltsdale event page on the RSPB's website. 
Please bring refreshments and wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear such as Wellingtons or boots. 
Free event phone to book your place on 016977 46717 or turn up on the day 
Saturday August 10th 11am-2pm 
Have a go at.......Walling 
Join our Assistant Farmland Warden and learn about the countryside skill of drystone walling whilst helping to improve the habitat and landscape on the reserve. Guidance, tools and a hot drink will be provided. 
 
Participants need to bring lunch and wear old waterproof outdoor clothing and strong footwear. Meet at the reserve Car Park. NY588586 
 
Free event with limited places so please contact the reserve to confirm attendance. 
 
 
 
Sunday September 15th 11am-2pm 
Have a go at.......Walling 
Join our Assistant Farmland Warden and learn about the countryside skill of drystone walling whilst helping to improve the habitat and landscape on the reserve. Guidance, tools and a hot drink will be provided. 
 
Participants need to bring lunch and wear old waterproof outdoor clothing and strong footwear. Meet at the reserve Car Park. NY588586 
 
Free event with limited places so please contact the reserve to confirm attendance. 
 
 
To Book: 
 
Contact the reserve on 016977 46717 or email geltsdale@rspb.org.uk