Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre, toilets shop and cafe is open. There are no cctv or video pictures running this year .
Video play showing the osprey year from egg to migration, allowing a great indoor experience offering close up views of the ospreys of Bassenthwaite. The centre is fully accessible.
Whinlatter Forest is open all year round,and the Visitor Centre is staffed from 10am until 4pm. 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.
Other facilities include a children’s play area, outdoor picnic area and the start of a number of walking and running 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.