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Wildlife & Nature

As one of only fifteen National Parks in England, the Lake District boasts an impressive array of local wildlife. The combination of massive peaks, huge lakes and rolling countryside provides a wide variety of different habitats. Many animals and plants which have otherwise become extinct in other parts of the country can still be found in the Lake District. The red squirrel was once the only squirrel in the UK but after an invasion from the States by the more virulent grey squirrel, they have completely disappeared from many areas. The North part of the National Park is still heavily populated by red squirrels, a protected species in the UK.

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Coast to Coast Walk

St. Bees, West Lakes & Coast

The magnificent Coast to Coast Walk offers a unique, challenging experience for seasoned walkers. Taking in some of the most spectacular scenery and passing through endless places of interest and...

RSPB Haweswater

Penrith, North Lakes

The RSPB reserve based at Haweswater is an important ornithological site, as the home of nesting Golden Eagles. The area is teeming with many species of birds and has an abundance of wildlife,...

Lake District Wildlife

Ambleside, Central Lakes

The Lake District supports a vast and diverse range of wildlife. From small mammals to fish, birds, insects and flora, the area is just teeming with wonderful and sometimes very rare species. Walking...

National Trust

Wasdale Head, Central Lakes

The National Trust are responsible for the preservation and restoration of some of the most stunning areas of the country, not least within the Lake District. Founded in the 1800's the trust has now...

Fix the Fells

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Fix the Fells is a group of organisations who are combining their skills to preserve and repair the well trodden footpaths and trails which run throughout the Lake District, and give so much pleasure...

Climbing in the Lake District

Wasdale Head, Ambleside, Central Lakes

Climbing in the Lake District has become one of the most popular of outdoor pursuits. These magnificent mountains and fells offer the perfect place to try out climbing skills and test climbers to the...

Lakeland Llama Treks

Penrith, East Cumbria

Lakeland Llama Treks offers visitors a unique and exciting way to experience the countryside of the stunning Lake District from the back of a llama. Llamas are perfect animals for trekking and this...

The Mountain Goat

Windermere, South Lakes

The Mountain Goat was founded 40 years ago as a tour specialist, and pride themselves on offering an exciting and inspiring choice of guided sightseeing tours and breaks in and around the stunning...

Coniston Launch

Coniston, South Lakes

Coniston Launch offers a unique experiece in cruising as you meander along aboard a 1920s solar-electric powered launch. An environmentally friendly option from which to enjoy the beautiful sights...

The Gincase Tea Room, Craft Barn & Farm Park

Silloth, Wigton, North Lakes

The Gincase is situated in a quiet and beautiful location, only one mile from the picturesque Solway coast near Silloth. At the Gincase you will find a traditional tearoom, arts & crafts barn, an...

Lakes Aquarium

Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere, South Lakes

Lakes Aquarium is an exciting place to visit for all age groups. Discover a diverse range of aquatic animals and mammals from the far reaches of the world. From local sea life to exotic species, they...

Lake District Osprey Project

Braithwaite, Keswick, Central Lakes

The Lake District Osprey Project  has a number of viewpoints where lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of the elusive Osprey. The project has been a great success with the conservation of these...

Lakeland Maze Farm Park

Kendal, South Lakes

Lakeland Maze Farm Park is the perfect place to visit for an action packed fun day out! With two mazes to explore, organised games and a host of farm animals to see there is never a dull moment....

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Broughton, Dalton-in-Furness, South Lakes

South Lakes Wild Animal Park is a well visited attraction with a very unique feel. The open plan zoological garden is home to a range of rare animals, and is the site of an important conservation and...

Leighton Moss

Carnforth, South Lakes

Leighton Moss nature reserve is a spectacular reed bed which supports a vast number of breeding birds. The visitor centre houses a range of interactive displays and a cosy tea room. Several nature...

Muncaster Castle and Gardens

West Lakes & Coast

Muncaster Castle and Gardens stand in the most stunning location in the Lake District and offers a full and enthralling day out for all ages. The castle is open for guided tours, and the gardens and...

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Bowness on Solway

Alston, West Lakes & Coast

Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Bowness-on-Solway is an area just perfect for nature lovers to explore. Teeming with birds, insects, small mammals and an abundance of flora and fauna, birdwatchers and...


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