Ullswater Catchment Management CIC

By Danny Teasdale

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We are a not for profit, Community Interest Company that demonstrates how natural flood management, nature recovery and Carbon sequestration can not only work with, but help improve farming, increasing sustainability and therefore protecting the heritage of our upland farms.


We were established after the devastation of Storm Desmond in 2015 with the intention of building a more flood resilient catchment to better protect ourselves from future large floods.

Glenridding aftermath of Storm Desmond 2015

The CIC has since evolved to undertake tree planting, habitat creation, large scale hedgerow planting to benefit wildlife, building ponds and restoring natural processes to our rivers and watercourses as well as farm education talks and much more. We are very much driven from the ground up, but have excellent working relationships with the Environment Agency, Natural England, The Woodland Trust, National Trust , Lake District National Park Authority, Rivers Trusts and many others.

Patterdale School helping tree planting

We pride ourselves on this relationship with our professional partners to enable us to design and deliver meaningful projects that make a real difference to our area whilst not spending vast sums of money on consultancy from outside our local area. Where possible the work is always completed by a competent local workforce, helping to support our local economy. We are also blessed to have a wonderfully supportive community who are always keen to volunteer their time and effort on projects such as tree planting or improving habitats for wildlife.

Place Fell Tree Planting
Ullswater in the snow

For Further information go to www.ucmcic.com

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