Blackburn Woods

Our beautiful woodland provides an idyllic space for dog walking, relaxation and education.

Wandering through this beautiful mixed woodland, visitors have the opportunity to experience the tranquillity of our native wildlife by exploring the pathways, following the nature trail or reclining at our viewpoint with outstanding views across the Pennines and the Eden Valley, before enjoying a cuppa and slice of homemade cake in our Tearoom!

How to Find Us

Opened in 1989 by David Bellamy as place for wildlife conservation and community education, Blackburn Woods provides shelter to a wide number of wild animal species including:

Have you spotted something in our woodland and would like to add to the list? Tell us what you have seen on iNaturalist!

Download the iNaturalist instruction booklet to find out how to add your discoveries, supported by Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC).

The Snuffle Run

This secure area provides an ideal place for dogs to explore off-lead and take part in scent games, training and other "snuffling activities". The Snuffle Run currently costs £5 an hour to book.

For more information and availability please contact our Reception Team on 01228 560082 or email


We are always looking for wildlife enthusiasts to help us manage this beautiful space for our community and the wonderful wildlife that lives here. This can include: species monitoring, bracken clearing, path repair and even beekeeping!

Please email for further information.

Events and Education

We host a range of events in Blackburn Woods including our ever popular Bioblitz and Fright Night. Please see below for up and coming events. We also have an outdoor education area and tepee that can be used by schools and groups.

Please contact for information about using this space.

More events coming soon.

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