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


Calendar Donation

07 Feb 2024

Huge thanks to Garry Lomas Photography for his donation from the sale of his 2024 Caldbeck calendars and to everyone who made a purchase. The money raised is going towards…

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Season’s Greetings

23 Dec 2023

Best wishes to our all supporters and thank you for your continued efforts in helping to save red squirrels locally. Also huge thanks to all the field volunteers and the…

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Coop Community Fund

18 Dec 2023

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to visit our stall outside Dalston Coop. It was great to chat to people about our conservation work and promote our involvement in…

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Fantastic News !

08 Dec 2023

CSI has been awarded a grant of £500 from Dalston Parish Charitable Trust towards our campaign to raise money for a new thermal imaging camera. Many thanks to the Trustees…

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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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