CBDC Recording Days

CBDC organised its first recording days in 2015. Their purpose is to invite local recorders to wildlife sites, SSSIs, etc. that have not been visited for several years in order to update the designation documentation. They also provide opportunities for recorders to share their particular expertise with others and visit private sites that they would otherwise not have access to. Contact our Recording Officer if you want more information.

  • 2017

  • 24th June

    Thornhill Moss & Meadows SSSI NY175487

    Thornhill Moss & Meadows is approximately 7km west of Wigton. Thornhill Moss has SSSI status due to it being one of three known sloping valley mires in West Cumbria. Habitats include lowland fen and wet woodland. The nutrient rich and nutrient poor conditions make this a species rich site.
    Further details and booking.
  • 2017

  • 13 June

    Raven’s Beck and Jordan Hills, Haresceugh NY6143

    A varied site comprising woods, streams, exposed banks and middle fells. Natural England would like CBDC to gather more records for this site in particular the invertebrates. There is good botanical data for part of the site thanks to Cumbria Botany members but few records of anything else.
    Note: the site has some steep footpaths.
  • 2017


    Provisional Dates:

    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Tuesday 18 July 2017

    Saturday 19 August 2017

    Final details of locations will be published during May 2017.

  • 2016

    rec-day-common-heath-fCommon Heath Moth Ematurga atomaria

  • This summer recorders visited Bolton Fell, Flimby Great Wood, Low church Moss, Silver Tarn, Argill Wood and Augill Pasture.




  • 2015

    rec-day-arabis-hirsutaHairy Rock Cress Arabis hirsuta


  • Hellbeck Woods, SSSI near Brough in June 2015 attracted 34 recorders, our largest number to a single recording event. With their combined skills and knowledge they made 926 records and identified 486 species.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 11:44pm
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 17th - 23rd June
The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe) is the most endangered... https://t.co/wzikVejysO
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 7:36pm
All details for our second recording day to Thornhill Moss & Meadows are now available on our website... https://t.co/CVSG528TOp
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 12:37am
This week CBDC held its first recording day of the year at Jordan Hills, a privately owned site, in the Eden... https://t.co/sv1RTjPEKg
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 7:35pm
CBDC would like to invite you to attend our next recording day at Thornhill Moss & Meadows on the 24th June.... https://t.co/Pr2O7LOU0Z