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Welcome to the Cumbria-Cumberland Federation

We are delighted that you have logged on to find out more about us

Morag Parkin
The WI is here to inspire you .........


The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.  The WI is a rich source of experiences, knowledge and skills, which our members are keen to share.


In the Cumbria-Cumberland Federation we have almost 2000 members in 94 WIs spread across Cumbria, from Alston in the north, along Hadrian's Wall, through the historic city of Carlisle, out to the ports of Silloth, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven and as far south as Silecroft, as well as all the wonderful towns and villages within these boundaries.

The WI is everything you want it to be ..............

We aim to offer our members a varied programme of activities, such as:

  - craft classes on beadwork, lacemaking, painting, calligraphy

  - talks from experts on various topics such as Dorothy Wordsworth

  - town walks to discover the history of some of our Cumbrian towns

  - visits to gardens, historic houses, agricultural shows and theatres

The WI is what you make of it ...........

Join today and become part of an organisation that can help you to extend your horizons and provide lifelong fellowship.  Being a member of the WI can help you to make a difference to the life you lead, to your community, and to the world in which we live.

We work together and have fun together and I feel sure there is a WI here in Cumbria-Cumberland waiting to welcome you.


Morag Parkin

County Chairman