The Lake District Wildlife Park is based on the Armathwaite Hall estate and is home to magnificent creatures from across the globe. We have a dedicated team that takes care of the conservation and wellbeing of our wonderful animals, as well as plenty of other fun activities around the estate.
Lucy Dunn is our Conservation Education Officer and is integral to our team. She’s one of our in-house wildlife experts, with a BSc in Natural Sciences.
Lucy is involved in a number of local projects aimed at protecting endangered local species, including red squirrels and woodland birds. She has supported conservation projects across the world, having volunteered for one in the Amazon rainforest! She has also visited the cloud forests of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, so she has seen her fair share of beautiful and exotic animals – and she has plenty of stories to tell about the amazing wildlife she has seen first-hand.
Our wildlife aficionado is also an expert on the Lake District. Lucy was born right here in the Lake District and has loved exploring the vast range of mountains and fells around the region for her entire life. Incredibly, she completed her first Wainwright trail at the tender age of six! It will come as no surprise, then, to hear that Lucy has completed all 214 Wainwright trails and is something of a master on them.
If all of that was not impressive enough, Lucy has used her expertise and love of wildlife, nature and hiking to deliver workshops to mountain leaders on a range of topics, from flora and fauna to the best hiking trails.
All of this combined means that Lucy was the natural choice for our estate and fell walking guide. When you visit Armathwaite Hall, you can book Lucy as a guide to take you around our estate, learn all about our conservation projects and the natural habitats we host – and get a healthy dose of fresh air, of course!