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Registered Charity No 1127029
A range of habitats, and action plans for 32 species and habitats of conservation importance.

NOTICE! Christmas opening times.

We are not open to the public on the 25th, 26th, 31st of Dec 2014 and the 1st Jan 2015 (All members do have access and should follow normal procedures). We are open all other days from 9am - 4pm

The cycle hire centre is open Wednesday to Sunday Only. 


NEXT EVENT: 'Walk off the the Christmas Pudding' guided walk on Sat 27th Dec at 11am. £2 pp. 


The 2015 Watchtree calendar is now available to order. With beautiful, professional full colour photographs for you to cherish long after the calendar has expired.

Only £5 each + £1.20 postage

Other Activities and What's on

Watchtree Wheelers website weather station John Muir Awards Watchtree Cafe Annual Reports Annual Reports

Interactive Reserve Map

Check out our new Interactive map.

Powered by Google Maps, it includes a legend with the key features within the reserve. Click a number on the map and you'll see a snapshot of that feature

Recent Visitor Feedback

Hi Tim, thanks so much for yesterday we had a great time and many of the group said its been the best day of their programme so far
ISPIRA TEAM - Carlisle College
Children had a great time
teacher at Maryport Junior School
"Hi Tim, we would just like to add our thanks for the courtsey shown to our group on our recent visit to Watchtree Nature Reserve
Furness U3A Bird group
I'd just like to let you know how much we enjoyed the moth night - we are complete novices and found it extremely enlightening. The lady (Liz) was very informative and has inspired us to learn more about moths and become 'moth-heads'
Dan Metcalfe and family
Everything was epic
children from Maryport (Sustainable Maryport Project)
Tim thank you for the pond time add a tree house in the woodland
student at St Michael's School


What We Do

…school based environmental education, orienteering courses and sessions, children holiday activities, Watchtree Wheelers and cycle hire, self service cafe, bird hides, conservation management, volunteering (every Wednesday at 10:30am), John Muir Award… and much more. Pop into our visitor centre and read about Watchtrees' fascinating history… from Border Reivers to World War Two airfield.

Tim Lawrence (Manager)