From fun-filled family days exploring the dunes in search of wildlife, to dune school educational events and digital webinars or talks from our sand dune experts, we're always working on creating a whole host of exciting events to sign up for.

Upcoming Events

Dune Ecology Walk, Studland Bay, Dorset

Join David Brown, National Trust Ecologist at Purbeck, for a specialist walk through the sand dune system.

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Bats on the dunes, Studland Bay, Dorset

Come and join us after dark for an exciting evening of Bat spotting and conservation talks.

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Ensuring Dune Resilience; ENDURE Project Closing Conference

Verity Pitts from Dynamic Dunescapes will be presenting about our project at the ENDURE Ensuring Dune Resilience project closing conference.

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Natural Resources Sculpture Creations, Studland Bay, Dorset

Join professional artist Heidi Steller, in learning more about sand dunes through art, sound and natural materials.

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Nature tots, Studland Bay, Dorset

Bring the little ones for a morning of discovery and adventure on the sand dunes!

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The Triangle, Sefton Coast: Dune Heath Management Drop-in Sessions

Get hands-on and help us restore this fantastic area of dune heath habitat! We’ll be there between 10am-3pm and there will be a range of tasks you can get involved in, with something for all abilities.

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Sound Exploration, Studland Bay, Dorset

Join our professional sound artist, Adrian Newton, to discover the hidden sounds and untold stories on the dunes!

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South Walney Beach Clean, Cumbria – 26 Sept

Before saying goodbye to the beach for the winter, come along to the reserve’s autumn beach cleans so the wildlife can enjoy it while we’re gone!

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Save the dunes! Studland Bay, Dorset

Roll up your sleeves and bring your whole family to this array of conservation activities, including creating a sand lizard habitat!

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Guided Walk [Saltfleetby]: Birds on the Sand Dunes

Join us for a friendly walk on the first Friday each month with one of our wardens, and learn more about bird life on the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe NNR in Lincolnshire.

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[Online] Intelligence services – Understanding dunes through community science, with David at Plantlife

The Dynamic Dunescapes App provides a range of activities to measure sand dune health. How can you get involved and what can the data tell us?

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Dynamic Dunescapes Conservation Day at Haverigg – 06 Oct

Join us for a hearty autumnal practical activity to help conserve nature on the dunes at Haverigg in Cumbria.

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Dynamic Dunescapes Conservation Day at Haverigg – 07 Oct

Join us for a hearty autumnal practical activity to help conserve nature on the dunes at Haverigg in Cumbria.

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South Walney Beach Clean, Cumbria – 10 Oct

Before saying goodbye to the beach for the winter, come along to the reserve’s autumn beach cleans so the wildlife can enjoy it while we’re gone!

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Dynamic Dunescapes Conservation Day at Haverigg – 14 Oct

Join us for a hearty autumnal practical activity to help conserve nature on the dunes at Haverigg in Cumbria.

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Dynamic Dunescapes at Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Join our Natural England and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust team in Lincolnshire to find out more about the sand dune rejuvenation work that we’re undertaking at Cleethorpes.

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[Online] Shifting approaches, shifting sands – how dune management has changed, with Tim at Plantlife

Find out why we’ve ditched the bucket and spade and have brought in the diggers. By the end of the session, you will understand the threats to sand dunes, historic management practices and how we can reintroduce natural dynamism into sand dunes.

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Halloween Beach Clean at South Walney, Cumbria – 30 Oct

Halloween’s not about trick or trash, help us clean the reserve’s beaches and fight pollution like superheroes do, then enjoy some treats on us. Wrap up warm and don your wellies for a spooky afternoon!

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Guided Walk: Heritage at Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes, Lincolnshire

Join us for a friendly walk on the first Friday each month with one of our wardens, and learn more about the history and heritage of the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe coastline.

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Volunteering Events & Opportunities

The Triangle, Sefton Coast: Dune Heath Management Drop-in Sessions

Get hands-on and help us restore this fantastic area of dune heath habitat! We’ll be there between 10am-3pm and there will be a range of tasks you can get involved in, with something for all abilities.

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South Walney Beach Clean, Cumbria – 26 Sept

Before saying goodbye to the beach for the winter, come along to the reserve’s autumn beach cleans so the wildlife can enjoy it while we’re gone!

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Dynamic Dunescapes Conservation Day at Haverigg – 06 Oct

Join us for a hearty autumnal practical activity to help conserve nature on the dunes at Haverigg in Cumbria.

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Dynamic Dunescapes Conservation Day at Haverigg – 07 Oct

Join us for a hearty autumnal practical activity to help conserve nature on the dunes at Haverigg in Cumbria.

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South Walney Beach Clean, Cumbria – 10 Oct

Before saying goodbye to the beach for the winter, come along to the reserve’s autumn beach cleans so the wildlife can enjoy it while we’re gone!

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Dynamic Dunescapes Conservation Day at Haverigg – 14 Oct

Join us for a hearty autumnal practical activity to help conserve nature on the dunes at Haverigg in Cumbria.

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Halloween Beach Clean at South Walney, Cumbria – 30 Oct

Halloween’s not about trick or trash, help us clean the reserve’s beaches and fight pollution like superheroes do, then enjoy some treats on us. Wrap up warm and don your wellies for a spooky afternoon!

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Cumbria: Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity

Various Times Free Are you interested in ecological monitoring? Do you want to gain experience or utilize…

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Volunteer (Various dates) at Haverigg, Cumbria

Various dates Various times Free Become a volunteer at Haverigg and join our upcoming Conservation Days Do…

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Coastal Engagement Volunteer, Lincolnshire

If you want to help people connect with nature and wildlife along our coastline and would like to help with the occasional event, we’d love to hear from you.

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Events photo gallery

Explore some of our previous dune activities and days out!