Places to see birds

Nuthatch on branch

Bassenthwaite Reflections have established the Lake District's first wetlands nature reserve near Dubwath and this is linked in the summer with the Ospreys with the bus. More...

Silver Meadows Dubwath

This is a new nature reserve of 7 hectares of swamp, mire, unimproved neutral grassland, wet woodland and dry woodland. More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Hodbarrow is the largest coastal lagoon in North West England, where terns nest on an artificial shingle island in the summer. More...

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

A bracing walk along the cliff tops takes you to three view points to see the largest sea bird colony in the North West of England. More...

Campfield Marsh RSPB reserve

A mosaic of saltmarsh, peatbogs, wet grassland and farmland provides habitat for a great variety of wildlife. More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

An area of marsh, scrub, reedbeds, young trees and ponds which offer a chance to see some of the 114 species recorded. More...

Adult male siskin on feeder

6 Acres of peat and wetland with a wide range of wildlife on view from the hide. More...

Red squirrel in Scots pine tree

Holme Wood runs from the shores of Loweswater up the fell side to a height of 900 feet. More...

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

A large area of reedbeds and extensive open water habitat attracts rare species such as the bittern. More...

Osprey in larch tree

In 2001 a pair of ospreys which nested by Bassenthwaite Lake became the first ospreys to breed in the Lake District for over 150 years. More...

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Grune Point is a raised sandy shingle beach and given its position jutting out into the mud flats acts as magnet for migrating land birds. More...