Both Cafés will be closing at 4.00pm tonight. (14/12/18) We apologise for any inconvenience.


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

The next Lumsdale Valley Volunteer working parties will be -

Saturday 10th November - 10am - 1pm

Saturday 15th December - 10am - 1pm

Each event is always followed by delicious homemade refreshments (lots of cake!) but the December event will be followed by mulled wine, sausages and mince pies! If you would like to be part of these fun Working Parties, we very much welcome everyone of any age with open arms – although we do ask that children are accompanied by a responsible adult. There are jobs to suit all – 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