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Wild Eskdale: Widget

The Tarras Valley Nature Reserve is committed to providing engaging and fun environmental and outdoor education to young people in the local community.


The project follows over 10 years of the Langholm Initiative delivering educational sessions in the countryside around Langholm, and aims to help local young people connect with and learn about the community-owned Tarras Valley.


We provide a variety of activities, including learning about local habitats and wildlife; bushcraft sessions, and running John Muir Awards, plus much more.


In addition to working with local schools and youth organisations, we also aim to provide an opportunity for other groups to get involved, and welcome visits from school and other youth groups from outside of Langholm.


Please get in touch with us at or for more information or to enquire about a visit.

Nature packs

During COVID-19 restrictions the Wild Eskdale project created a series of Nature Packs for local families. There are eight in total, each with a different theme, and available for free below. Please note they reference resources given with the packs and we have included that information below. 

All you need to do is download the word document and print double sided, then fold and staple together. 

If you enjoy these packs, please consider donating to the Langholm Initiative so we can continue our work. Thank you.







Land Mammals

Tracks & Signs

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