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Rusland Valley

Community Website

(last updated 25th October 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 18th August 2018

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 ~

What a fantastic 135th

A tremendous amount of work goes into running the Rusland Show and this year the Committee members are definitely happy! There was a great show of flowers and produce, photographs and children's entries in the marquees, the craft tents were full of beautiful handmade gifts, the Rusland Horizons tent was buzzing with people all day and the egg-throwing competition was a huge success! The sun made an appearance after the early morning drizzle and a large crowd came out to watch the sports and hound trails.

Thank you everyone for making it a special day and, in particular, a massive 'Thank You' to Maureen Boyren who stepped in as Show Secretary and did a marvellous job.



Haverthwaite Surgery:
Note change of dates!

Following recent research on the effects of rural isolation on people’s health, Haverthwaite Surgery, supported by the Patient Participation Group, are hosting regular social coffee morning drop-in sessions in autumn 2018. At the end of the year there
will be a review to see if it is worth continuing.

These will now be held on the THIRD Wednesday of each month at Greenodd Village Hall starting at 10.30am.

So the dates are now: Weds 17th October*, Weds 21st November and Weds 19th December.

The drop-ins are open to anyone in the community, of whatever age, who would simply like a cup of tea/coffee and a chat. Admission and drinks are free and all are welcome, so do please come and join us.

* Please note that on Weds 17th October there will also be a flu vaccination clinic - but you need to book an appointment.

For further information please contact Haverthwaite Surgery (015395 31619) or any member of the Patient Participation Group.

Rusland Horizons Autumn/Winter 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.