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16th April 2018
The Fishing Hut
1st July 2018




Sat 9th June SOUND WALKS led by Dan Fox - 11am and 1.30pm

Hands on, as we explore the hidden world of natural sounds on land and under water. Every participant gets to wear a set of wireless headphones. Walks last one hour and a half along the cobbled seashore and in Sea Wood. Start and finish opposite the Olde Mill, Bardsea.

£3 child, min 8 years, £5 adult. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.

Booking essential via email   foxandgill@gmail.com

Sat 23 June OUTDOOR on the SHORE 10.30am – 3pm led by Woodmatters.

Come and enjoy the wild shoreline atmosphere while creating beautiful things from natural materials. A family day with a mix of bushcraft and creativity .... we’ll be whittling wood with knives, natural printmaking, fire lighting and cooking campfire treats. We will be ‘outdoor on the shore’ – a cobbled beach - all day so come dressed for the weather. A family day to deepen our relationship with Nature and the elements.

£6 child min 8 yrs, £10 adult. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.

Location: WILDERNEST on the shoreline below Baycliff village on Cumbria Coastal Way LA12 9RY. There is NO parking by the shore. Participants must walk down from the coast road. If possible please take no 11 bus at 10.15 along the coast road to Bardsea village - a 10 minute journey from Victoria Road, Ulverston [by the Catholic church]. Further directions will be given on booking a place. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Booking essential via email   foxandgill@gmail.com

Tuesday 26th June WALKING WORDS led by Karen Lloyd.

 Registration 9.30, workshop 10am – 4pm £20, teas/coffees included. Please bring your own packed lunch.

There are just 7 places on this workshop. Booking essential via email:


Join us for a day of creative writing with acclaimed Cumbrian writer and naturalist Karen Lloyd, author the award winning ‘The Gathering Tide – a journey around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay’ and ‘The Blackbird Diaries’.

Hosted by Dead Good Guides as part of WILDERNEST, at the Beach House, an eco house on stilts above the western shoreline of Morecambe Bay – home of Sue Gill and John Fox – just below the village of Baycliff, on the route of the Cumbrian Coastal Way.

During the writing workshop we will begin by reading some inspiring passages from both contemporary and more historic nature writers, in both prose and poetry. We will take time to walk along the shore writing individually in response to the bay, the tides, the shoreline, its micro marine creatures and the bird life, including the iconic curlew. There will be ample time to develop ideas into pieces that can be shared within the group.

We will be outdoors for part of the day. This is a cobbled beach so please be sure to bring stout footwear for walking.

Access; there is NO parking at the Beach House or by the shore. Participants must walk down from the coast road. Further directions for parking will be given upon booking.

Week of 16th July   GOLF STREAM  led by Jamie Proud

Drop in making sessions on the beach. Transform our old, discarded golf clubs into comic sculptures that rock in the breeze. Grand display of new art works at our OPEN DAY Saturday 28th July.

SAT 28 JULY WILDERNEST OPEN DAY 2pm – 6.30 pm in honour of National Marine Week.

Live music by Dickson's Cure from Hebden Bridge - accordeon, Irish flutes and pipes with vocals; Rusty Roxy animated sideshow, from Hannah Fox;  waterfall; Crater of Dogs created by Andrew and Kathy Kim from driftwood; twittering garden of whirlygigs and weathervanes; magical observation pod by Duncan Copley; hands on activities, follow the trail, taste fresh samphire soup.

STOP PRESS 3pm Come along and get your hands muddy; learn more about the critters of the saltmarsh with our local coastal ecologist Richard Scott Bsc. There is an opportunity to examine your findings through microscopes in the studio afterwards. 

Bring a picnic and a folding chair if you wish. Flags. Campfire. Surprises. All FREE. Please come along.


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