The Caldew Squirrel Initiative

Helping to save red squirrels in the Caldew Valley

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Welcome to The Caldew Squirrel Initiative

The Caldew Squirrel Initiative is a collaboration between volunteers, landowners & conservationists that aims to preserve & enhance the native red squirrel population across an area surrounding the River Caldew & the villages of Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck, Sebergham, Welton & Dalston in Cumbria.

Help Save Red Squirrels

The local Red Squirrel population is fighting hard against the constant threat from Grey Squirrels and we really need your help.

Please contact us if you have seen a Red Squirrel

  • Have you seen a Red or Grey Squirrel?
  • Where was the sighting?
  • When was the sighting?
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Donate to The Caldew Squirrel Initiative

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Woodland Trust & the Red Squirrel

Red squirrels can live in all types of woodland but prefer mixed broad-leaf and coniferous woodland as this provides a diverse source of food all year round.

Without woods, our native wildlife cannot survive. All British animals rely on our native trees as the foundation of the ecosystem.

Latest News

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Annual Public Meeting

12 Apr 2024

The CSI annual meeting takes place on Tues 30th April at Victory Hall in Dalston at 7.30pm when we will be reporting on our work over the last year and…

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Gardening Club Donation

19 Mar 2024

Massive thanks to everyone Caldbeck & District Gardening Club for their donation of £800 from the recent, hugely popular Caldbeck Potato Day event. We are overwhelmed by the amount raised…

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Potato Day

27 Feb 2024

Thanks to everyone connected with Potato Day in Caldbeck last Sunday for making us one of the nominated charities for the event and to everyone who came to visit our…

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13 Feb 2024

Endurance 100 – Walking to the South Pole Illustrated talk by James Clarkson-Webb with the proceeds in aid of CSI. Weds 20th March 2024.  Victory Hall, Dalston. Doors open 7.30pm.…

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Contact Us

You can help save red squirrels by contacting The Caldew Squirrel Initiative to :

  • Report any red or grey squirrels you see in the area.
  • Offer a donation.
  • Help as a volunteer.
  • Consent for field volunteers to access your woodland.
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