Our Values

The Things that Matter to Us

Our values underpin the work we do, the decisions we make, and the goals we achieve as an organisation. Cumbria Woodlands is a collection of professionals with a shared passion for trees and woodlands but our core values go beyond this. The work we do would not be possible without a collaborative, caring, open-minded approach that puts people and the environment first.

Be Kind

Cumbria Woodlands is a small and friendly organisation which strives to be open and approachable to its clients. Cumbria Woodlands aims to provide a desirable place ofwork for its people and embraces flexible working to support individual work-life balance and wellbeing.


Cumbria Woodlands maintains an independent and impartial status, whilst working collaboratively with its partners. Cumbria Woodlands is accountable to its Partnership Board, partners and users regarding the outcomes of its activities.

Sector support

Cumbria Woodlands is a not-for-profit which exists to support the wider woodland sector by bridging the gap between small woodland owners and commercial forestry, and the gaps between the private and environmental sectors and government.


Cumbria Woodlands partners with government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, academics and researchers, and private landowners and land managers to bring benefits to Cumbria both directly and indirectly.


Cumbria Woodlands is known for its relevance, quality, advocacy, interdisciplinary skills and networks across the woodland sector at all levels. Cumbria Woodlands strives to deliver professionalism in all its activities.


Cumbria Woodlands aims to adapt its service offer and organisational development by continuously evolving its approach and activities to the changing landscape to bring value to its users.


Cumbria Woodlands seeks to present itself and its work in the most transparent way possible.

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