Wasdale Rhododendron clearance

10th February 2016

This month we shall be continuing to remove rhododendron and redundant deer fencing from a woodland adjoining the River Irt. The rhododendron is preventing enough light from reaching the river. By cutting back the rhododendron and selected trees we will create more ‘dappled shade’ which is much better for the river and its inhabitants. Access for angling will also be improved.

For more details or to sign up contact Chris West, West Cumbria Rivers Trust 07496590987 or Andrew Porter, National Trust 019467 26046


9.30 - 3.30

Meeting point:

Forest Bridge car park, Nether Wasdale

NY 12824 03765

Please bring:

Warm and waterproof clothing

Study footwear


We will provide:

Cutting tools

Gloves and goggles