Welcome to The Lune Rivers Trust

The Lune Rivers Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection, rehabilitation and improvement of the River Lune throughout its whole length and its associated tributaries in Cumbria, Yorkshire and North Lancashire.

What we do

Our aim is to protect and improve the riverine habitat to encourage the biodiversity of the River Lune and its tributaries. To find out more about our current and completed projects, notably Kettles Ford, check out our Projects section.

NEW VACANCY – Farm Advisor (closes 7 May)

Following a successful funding bid, we’re now looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable individual to take up the Farm Advisor role. The application deadline is 7 May. You can download more details by clicking on the buttons below.

Your river needs you… Join our Band of Volunteers!

As a small charity with a vast area to cover, we couldn’t exist or deliver the habitat improvements we do without the invaluable support of our enthusiastic volunteers. We work throughout the year and cover the whole catchment of the River Lune and its tributaries so there is always an opportunity to get involved.

No experience is necessary and we can offer an activity to suit any age or ability. Our volunteers come from the full range of our community: families, individuals, schools, colleges, clubs and local businesses. It is a great way to get outdoors, meet new people and make a big difference to the local environment while having fun.

Activities include tree planting, path clearing, invasive species control (balsam bashing or reporting), litter picking, putting up bird and bat boxes and monitoring our projects.

We are also very open to suggestions and ideas, so please let us know if you would like support to organise an event in your local area. If you would like us to give you a talk or arrange an outdoor day, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Dates for your diaries

We generally meet every second Monday and locations will be confirmed by email, phone or website updates.

General Meetings

  • 26th July – Claughton
  • 27th September – Claughton
  • We will be updating this page with further dates soon…