Anyone with an interest in wildlife can join the society. People of all ages, interests and abilities are welcome.

Members receive:

  • A full programme of lectures on natural history topics
  • A full programme of field meetings.
  • A journal, the Lakeland Naturalist, is published twice a year.
  • Members may also join our friendly closed group on Facebook to share photos, information and observations and ask for help and tips from fellow members.

Membership rates for 2023/24 are:

  • Individual       £18 (includes 2 editions of Lakeland Naturalist)
  • Family            £25  (for 1 copy of each edition of Lakeland Naturalist)
  • Student         £4 (includes 2 editions of Lakeland Naturalist)
  • Lakeland Naturalist subscription only      £10.00

You can choose to download a membership form as a PDF (for printing and posting) or as a Word document (for digital completion):
Download the PDF membership application/renewal form here
Download the Word membership application/renewal form here

A copy of the Society’s Data Protection Policy can be downloaded here

View the present programme of meetings on our meetings page.

If you wish to join Carlisle Natural History Society please download and fill out the membership application form and send it along with your fee to the address stated on the form. Alternatively, just turn up to one of our meetings with your form and fee.

Membership enquiries – please email our treasurer;

CNHS – Carlisle Nats – Cumbria Lakeland Naturalists