Volunteering at Whinlatter

Help make Whinlatter a fantastic place

Join your local team of volunteers to learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends, enjoy the forest and be part of the Forestry England's ever-growing team of volunteers. Whatever your age, ability, or fitness level there is so many different opportunities to be involved in.

Whinlatter forest parkrun

A weekly timed 5k run that is free to take part in for everyone regardless of ability.

We need the help of volunteers each Saturday morning from 8.30am to approx. 10.00am. There are lots of different roles from marshalling the route, timekeeping and scanning the finish line barcodes to back running and sweeping the end of the race to ensure everyone gets home.

More information about parkrun can be found here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

Conservation volunteer

Anyone who has an interest in helping to take care of Whinlatter Forest and learn new skills can join in - no previous experience is required, as all necessary training is given. You can choose to get involved in one or many of the conservation activities on offer.

Some of the activities you can get involved with include tree planting, footpath repairs and non-native species removal. 

Wow trail volunteers

Here’s an opportunity for anyone who is happy talking to others about the beautiful forest environment of Whinlatter and surrounding area, catching their hearts and inspiring them to want to learn more.  Don’t worry if you feel you do not have enough knowledge – you will build up this confidence with training, and working with like-minded people.

The Wow trail is 4 miles long and you may be based anywhere along it – talking about trees, watching birds, giving red squirrels a cheer, identifying the fells and their geology, delving the history of the place.

If you believe that respect and love of the countryside is born through sharing and experiencing it, then this is the role for you.