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

Squirrel coin

Mint News !

23 Nov 2023

The Royal Mint has unveiled eight new coin designs inspired by Britain’s flora and fauna. The new UK coins reflect King Charles III’s passion for wildlife and we are excited…

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The Caldew Squirrel Initiative has been chosen as part of the Coop Local Community Fund for the next year.

14 Nov 2023

For every £1 spent in store by Coop loyalty card members who select CSI as their preferred cause,1p will be donated to us by the Coop to help our fundraising…

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Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show

06 Sep 2023

Looking forward to being at Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show this Saturday 2nd Sept 8.30am to 5pm. Please pop by our stall and say hello and support our fight to save…

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Rob the Red Squirrel

06 Sep 2023

CSI ‘Hesket Show edition’ feeder getting a work out as Rob the red squirrel in Dalston tackles a green walnut

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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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