Whinlatter Forest at Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre
Whinlatter is home to a wealth of wildlife that enjoy the shelter provided by its trees, the nearby waters of Bassenthwaite Lake and the open heathland habitats of the Lakeland Fells. Use the network of walking trails to explore the forest.
The forest is home to Roe deer, badger, fox, Crossbills and Siskin whilst the fells are the hunting ground for Buzzard and Merlin.
Whinlatter is a Red Squirrel reserve where Red Squirrels are actively being protected and supported. If you walk quietly you may see a red squirrel anywhere in Whinlatter.
You can see many different birds using the feeders in front of Siskins Cafe at Whinlatter.
The fish of Bassenthwaite Lake are the favourite food of Ospreys which nest in Dodd Wood each year from April to August. The ospreys can be seen live from the open air viewpoints in Dodd Wood and there is visitor information on the ospreys at Whinlatter Visitor Centre. In addition an otter family can sometimes be seen playing around the lake edge from the lower open air viewpoint in Dodd Wood.
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VenueWhinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre
Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
Map reference: NY 225241 Lat: 54.60610 Long: -3.20130
From A66 follow brown tourist signs west of Keswick. Public transport, 77, 77A
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 26 miles (41.8 kms) from Penrith station
The visitor centre, shop and Siskins cafe open 10.00 - 17.00 in summer and 16.00 in winter (November to Easter).
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|Sat 14, Sun 15 Dec 2013||RSPB Christmas crafts at Whinlatter|