Intimate nest experience at Whinlatter Forest – The Project will be open from Good Friday this year (2018)
Live HD pictures are streamed to the osprey exhibition area, allowing a great indoor experience offering close up views of the ospreys from the edge of their nest via our live nest cameras. The centre is fully accessible.
Although Whinlatter Forest is open all year round, the Osprey Exhibition is staffed from 10am until 5pm during the period that the ospreys are nesting (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.
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.)
‘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.