River Skills Day: Willow coppicing & bank revetment

Date: 23, 25, 27, 30 September, River Lyvennet near Kings Meaburn

willow coppicing

This summer, we have been continuing our river restoration work on the River Lyvennet in the Kings Meaburn area.

This is your chance to get involved in this restoration work before winter sets in by helping us to create ‘living banks’ out of willow that will create wildlife habitat and support natural river processes.

Dates: 23rd, 25th, 27th and 30th September (you can sign up for one day … or more if you’re free!)

You will:

  • Coppice willow to make stakes
  • Learn willow spiling techniques
  • Use your skills to reinforce and repair the riverbank and allow the willow to grow in the future.

No experience necessary, we’ll provide the training and the tools. (We may also be able to provide waders if you are going into the water)
Wear waterproofs, warm clothing and sturdy boots and bring your lunch.

Signing up in advance is essential so that we can let you know the meeting place and in case plans change due to inclement weather.

To sign up, email Jenni Payne, Volunteer Coordinator on volunteers@edenrt.org or call 01768 866788.


The River Lyvennet river restoration project is part of the Cumbria River Restoration Strategy – an Environment Agency project delivered in partnership with Eden Rivers Trust.