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Rusland Valley

Community Website

(last updated 14th May 2018)


The Rusland Valley lies in the southern part of the Lake District National Park between Lake Coniston and Windermere. It is a quiet area of gentle rolling fells, moorland, woodland, fields and wetlands, with farms, hamlets and small villages.

See links below to: Organisations  |   Places & Village Halls  |   Newsletter and Information  |   Local EnterprisesLinks  |  Photo Gallery


RVCT Rusland Valley
              Community Trust

Rusland Valley
 Horticultural Society

  Rusland Show
  Saturday 15th August 2015

Rusland Horizons
Heritage Lottery Fund Project

   Rusland Church

Rusland Spring Show

   - Rusland and District WI

    - Bouth WI

Rusland Valley
 Reading Group
   Oxen Park Cinema Club


 Colton Parish Council


 Satterthwaite Community
 Website & Parish Council


   Bouth Village Green &
 Playground Committee

Places & Village Halls:

Rusland Reading Rooms

Bouth Village Hall

Oxen Park Reading Room

Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

News and Information:

- Rusland & Satterthwaite Newsletter

- Lakeland Sports Promoter's Assoc.

- Cross-bay walk pictures, July 2010

Local Enterprises:


Abbot Park Farm Camping











































~ Rusland News ~


  <---- Rusland & Satterthwaite Newsletter: Latest issue April 2018



Click here for past issues (goes to Satterthwaite website)

Report from the
Rusland Spring Show 2018

On the 24th & 25th March we held our annul Spring Show in the Rusland Reading Room. We were blessed by beautiful with the most amazing weather. At the beginning of the week the weather wasn’t too kind with wind scorched foliage at the flower workshop and grumblings of no decent flower or daffodils not blooming. Along with that the main pole snapped which need to be replaced.
But on Saturday morning everyone started to arrive with amazing flowers, painting, home produce and crafts.

The display of entries was beautiful and the scent for the flowers filled the tent. Judging started with enthusiasm and the kitchen was full activity prepare a feast of soup, sandwiches and homemade cake. Rusland Horizons were making bird boxes, bug nests, and woodland crafts with children. Sarah Jackson was busy face painting both days . On Sunday the Furness Clog dancers put on a lovely display demonstrating different traditional dances and encouraged audience participation.

This year we had to new prizes in memory of two of our founder members: Gordon Wilkinson made a beautiful wooden bowl in memory of Elsie Wilkinson for the most points in the Home Produce section, and Janet Benefield gave a prize in memory of Chris Benefield for the best painting.
  • The Trophy for the most points overall was won by Judi Winterson and Anne Robinson.
  • Elsie Wilkinson memorial Trophy for the most points in Home Produce was won Anne Robinson.
  • Thelma Kellgren memorial Trophy was won by Leven valley School.
  • Chris Benefield memorial prize was won by Adrian Gough
Overall it was an amazing weekend with lots of people coming along enjoying the activities, food, displays, dancing and entries.

The Committee would like to say a big  Thank you to all the helpers with which there wouldn’t be a show, and to all the competitors who worked hard to produce such lovely products which made a super display for everyone to enjoy
Also thank you to local businesses for donating prizes to the raffle.
See you next year!

Anne Robinson




Rusland Horizons Spring/Summer 2018 Events
and Heritage Skills Courses

Go to  http://www.ruslandhorizons.org/whats-on.aspx
for details and booking.


Deer Poaching and Rural Crime
from Cumbria Police, Ulverston & Furness Policing team.

In response to concerns raised by the Forestry Commission, Parish Councils, local residents and farmers together with calls for service to poaching incidents, we are increasing uniformed patrols in the rural areas of Ulverston East.

As a rural County, issues reported regularly by the community are in relation to poaching of deer.  All wildlife crime can be difficult to prevent and investigate as it quite often takes place out of sight of the public but when intelligence and information is received there are a number of wildlife crime officers (WCO) based around the County who can investigate these incidents. Currently these officers carry out their wildlife investigations as a secondary role to their core responsibility which is policing of our neighbourhoods.

Incidents should be reported as you would any other incident, by calling Cumbria Police on 101 or in an emergency 999.  Alternatively if you would like to discuss an issue with a Wildlife Crime Officer, please use the non-emergency number or email: wildlifecrime@cumbria.police.uk.
For more information and advice, please see our website using the following link:

- Rusland Mosses SSSI Natural England's Proposals - last update Feb 2013

Images of Rusland

See also  Photo Gallery - please send contributions in to Mandy Lane....

Rusland Valley and Church from Oxen Park 
(Colin Barr)

Rusland Church from a hot air balloon!
(Jeanie Wilkinson)

Rusland Beeches in Autumn
(Jeanie Wilkinson)


Annual Rusland Show on 3rd Sat in August
(Colin Barr)


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Rusland Heritage: Field Name Mapping


















Website constructed by Mandy Lane for the Rusland community - still under construction -
Please send Mandy any comments, corrections, suggestions for layout, links and photos.