Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Our new guided tours are available daily. For information about the tours, what's open on site and our COVID safety practices go to the 'Visit' page. Check out our new winter events too.


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

We are currently not recruiting new volunteers for our working parties as we are organising restricted events due to the current COVID-19 situation, so we can ensure we abide by all government guidance and keep our volunteer team safe. 

If you would like to be part of these fun Working Parties in the future, when we can hopefully resume normal activities then please email the Arkwright Society for more details via, or

View our Working Party photos