The BIG Eden Tree Plant

Date: Saturday 1st December. 10:00 - 16:00


Thrimby or Ullswater

Help us plant 10,000 trees to improve and protect the Eden’s rivers
This year we are planting 10,000 trees in the Ullswater and Lowther valleys, as part of a natural flood managment campaign to slow the flow of the river and improve our rivers for people and wildlife. We are working with the Woodland Trust, Natural England, Lowther Forestry and the Forestry Commission to make this happen.

We’d love individuals, groups, families, companies or organisations to volunteer their time and come and help us hit this amazing target.
Each volunteer day will involve a short walk to site ( be prepared there may be hills involved!), an introduction to the site and full instructions of what we want to do and why we are doing it.

Don’t be put off if you have never done anything like it before. We will provide all the tools and equipment, we just ask that you come prepared for the weather – wear the right boots or welllingtons, bring waterproofs (top and bottom), lunch and bags of enthusiasm.

We will provide hot drinks and some snacks (CAKE) to see you through the day. We will spend the whole day on site starting at 10am and finishing by 4pm.


If you don’t have transport to get to Ullswater or Thrimby, please contact us so we can arrange lifts where possible.

Location for each date will be confirmed nearer the time.

The BIG Eden Tree plant will see new woodland planted with a mix of native species on sites near Dockray (Ullswater) and Thrimby near Shap. The woodland will create a rich river habitat that will contribute towards mitigating the effects of flooding and sediment deposition downstream whilst improving water quality through intercepting pollutants and sediments upstream.

For more information on The BIG Eden Tree Plant and other volunteering opportunities with Eden Rivers Trust, call 01768 866788 or email

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