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  • Come and Join RSPB Geltsdale at Hallbankgate Summer Fete - Saturday 12th July

    Come and join RSPB Geltsdale for an afternoon of family fun at Hallbankgate Primary School on Saturday 12th July.

  • Geltsdale is Calling All Hen Harrier Heroes - Skydancer needs your help!

    The RSPB's Skydancer project has just been nominated for a National Lottery Award!

    Skydancer is just one of seven projects in the running for Best Education Project, selected from more than 750 applications.

    Winning would mean gaining national media attention for the plight of the hen harrier, as the award ceremony will be televised at primetime on BBC One in September! There's also a £2,000 prize which would go straight back into the project to help us do even more to raise awareness for hen harrier conservation. 

    We now need your help to win!

    Vote for us by clicking on the link below and encourage your family and friends to do the same. You can also register your vote by calling 0844 8369682*. Voting closes on 23rd July.

    *calls cost 5p from a BT landline, calls from mobiles will cost considerably more, always ask the bill-payers permission. 

    Since the project began in late 2011, the Skydancer team have delivered hen harrier talks to more than 2,000 people across Northern England and run assemblies, workshops, and field trips with more than 1,500 school pupils. They have also run sessions for over 100 gamekeeping and countryside management students and started over 800 conversations about hen harrier conservation at county shows and game fairs.


  • Tales of the Forgotten North: A Dark Tale from the Kings Forest

    On Wednesday 7th May 33 pupils from Castle Carrock School visited RSPB Geltsdale as part of a storytelling project “Tales of the Forgotten North”. The visit was led by Chris Bostock (storyteller, A Bit Crack) and Paul Frodsham (archaeologist, ANOB).

    On Wednesday 25th at 7pm, Chris Bostock, Paul Frodsham and the children of Castle Carrock School will present their tale at Castle Carrock Village Hall, together with some interesting archaeological facts about the reserve.

    A Dark Tale from the Kings Forest is about the secrets of loathly ladies, outlaw bands and the wildest of creatures; a time when broken laws where met with harsh punishments. However, in the darkness of the woods, hidden from untrained eyes, a story was taking place that would change lives and fortunes of foresters.

    For more details and to book see: