Exhibition

Intimate osprey nest experience at Whinlatter Forest on CCTV and Red Squirrel cam. Opening Monday April 1st to August 31st 2019.

Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre CA12 5TW

Live HD pictures are streamed to the osprey exhibition area, allowing a great indoor experience offering close up views of the ospreys recorded via our live nest cameras.  The centre is fully accessible.

ExhibitionOpening Times

Although Whinlatter Forest is open all year round, the Osprey Exhibition is staffed from 10am until 5pm during the main period that the ospreys are in the UK (March 30th to August 31st), when Lake District Osprey Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and give information on the birds’ behaviour and other wildlife to be seen in the area.

Getting There

The Osprey Exhibition is located at Whinlatter Visitor Centre west of Keswick (CA12 5TW NY209245). There are good public transport links with the daily X4 and X5 Stagecoach bus services between Penrith and Workington calling at Keswick. The Honister Rambler Service 77 and 77A runs seasonally from Keswick to Whinlatter (Easter to October.)

From Penrith and Workington there are rail links to and from the west coast to the  mainline between Glasgow, Carlisle and London.

‘Pay on exit’ car and coach parking is available at Whinlatter.

Other Activities At Whinlatter

In addition to the Osprey exhibition,  Siskins Cafe offers delicious home made food in comfortable surroundings with great views of Grisedale Pike.

School parties are welcome. Many combine a visit to see the ospreys with a Ranger led learning session with Classrooms in the Forest.

Other facilities include a children’s play area, outdoor picnic area and the start of a number of waymarked trails around the Forest. In addition Whinlatter offers a fantastic Go Ape Course and the Lake District’s highest single track mountain bike trails . Whinlatter is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.

If you have a comment to make about the Lake District Osprey Project, the viewpoints or the exhibition please contact Nathan Fox by email or phone 017687 78469.


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2019 Start Dates

The Osprey Viewpoints with telescopes at Dodd and the CCTV at Whinlatter Visitor Centre will be open from Monday April 1st until August 31st 2019.

We hope that our adult male bird will find a mate. Perhaps the female that stayed in the Valley for much of the 2018 Season will return.

We look forward to finding out if our GPS tracked bird, No 14,

will breed in South Lakes for the first time in 2019, after the 4000 mile journey across the Sahara and Europe. This were his movements (actually very little movement – just roosting and fishing) for the week preceding 14th Feb.

Today he sits basking in Bioko – 23C, Humidity 67%, sun and showers, wind 9mph (a bit different from the blow that we in Cumbria experienced last night!)

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