Study Days and Other Events

Note: Due to the ongoing Corvid-19 pandemic, study days and training events listed here (and in the training calendar) may be subject to change/cancellation if restrictions are reimposed.

The panel to the right of this page highlights the next few CMA events.  Click on ‘view all events’ to scroll through full details of all forthcoming events, including booking information.  Alternatively view the Training calendar for a brief summary of all forthcoming events.

Only forthcoming or recent events are shown at these locations.  To get a feel for the number and range of events over a year, please click to see what took place in recent years: 2016 / 2017 / 2018-19  / 2019-20

Study Days

Study Days are for many CMA members the most important benefit of membership. These training events are typically hosted by a CMA member who is willing to share their experience. There is often a focus on a specific subject or project. A visit to view and discuss a range of issues and features at a site is also a common format.

As well as the opportunity to learn new approaches and share best practice, members also appreciate the opportunity to meet other attendees, catch up with old friends and enjoy a sense of fellowship amongst other countryside managers. Study days are normally free to CMA members.


Training Days

Training Days differ from Study Days in that the focus is usually on developing specific skills (e.g. identification skills) or areas of understanding. An external trainer or expert often leads the event and the events are often organised in partnership with other organisations. Training events sometimes have a charge to cover costs (always clearly indicated) although this is usually at a reduced rate for CMA members.


Accredited Members attending Study Days and Training Days qualify for CPD points at the rate of 10 points for a day course.


If you are interested in hosting a study day or training event please read the Study day proposal form and guidance notes  and contact your regional co-ordinator or email 


Other Events

Other events such as social evenings or fund-raising events are held around the regions from time to time. There are often a number of events held on 31 July each year to celebrate World Ranger Day.