Engine Lonning Discovery Day

Date: Sunday 09 June | 11 am - 3 pm | Engine Lonning, Carlisle

A man wearing a costume from Ancient Rome, stands holding an upright spear in his right hand.

Discover and enjoy the nature and history on your doorstep at Engine Lonning, your wild, green space in the heart of Carlisle.

Drop-in between 11 am and 3 pm for FREE activities, including:

Wild, wonderful woods discovery trail,

Travel back in time from railways to Romans,

Wild Play with Stomping Ground – activities and games,

‘Bash the Balsam!’ Have fun, let off steam and do your bit for nature!


Everyone welcome. (U18s must be accompanied by an adult)

No parking at/near the site. Please walk or use public transport.

Please note, there aren’t any toilet facilities at Engine Lonning.


Photos from last year’s Discovery Day by Stuart Walker Photography. Roman image courtesy of Cumberland Council.

Eden Rivers Kingfisher Icon


Last year, you told us that Engine Lonning needed some TLC – and The National Lottery Heritage Fund agreed!

With their support, we can all work together and make it a better place for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive. Come along to hear about what’s planned as part of the Access to Eden: Breaking barriers, building bridges project and how you can get involved!

Eden Rivers Kingfisher Icon
Access to Eden project logo
Cumberland Council logo
Carlisle Waverley Viaduct logo
The Ernest Cook Trust logo