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

  • 19th August

    Thorneythwaite Farm, Borrowdale

    Thorneythwaite farm was acquired by the National Trust in 2016. It was previously privately owned. The terrain consists of valley bottom pasture, meadow, extensive wood pasture and becks. We have been asked to provide an updated survey of the area.
    Further details and booking.
  • 2017

  • 18th July

    Hay Bridge Nature Reserve (SD 3368 8760)

    Hay Bridge Nature Reserve is privately owned land consisting of woodland, pasture, raised bog, flushes, open tarn and a riverbank. Its range of habitats makes it diverse in flora and fauna.
  • 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.
  • 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.