Lumsdale Valley: Public access to Lumsdale Waterfalls and Ponds has been suspended until further notice. Please do not travel to the site.


Volunteering at Lumsdale

The Lumsdale Valley is cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers. Together they take part in a range of activities from delivering guided tours and fundraising to helping with school visits and conservation tasks on our regular working parties. If you would like to get involved and help to preserve this amazing valley for future generations then contact the Volunteer Manager at the Arkwright Society at or telephone 01629 823256.

Valley Working Parties

Woodland Volunteer Working Groups are held monthly in the Valley. For more information on exact dates and times of these fun and interesting events please get in touch with the contact details below. 

Each event is followed by delicious homemade refreshments (lots of cake!). We welcome people, although we do ask that children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

If you would like to be part of these fun Working Parties, please phone Hannah on 01629 343054 for more details and to sign up or email, or Also feel free to bring a friend!

Please phone Jan Wilson 01629 580521 or 07769 186041 if you have and queries.

View our Working Party photos