We are open every day from 9am to 5pm.
Next event: Cycle track official opening 10am - 4pm Wed 6th Aug (1pm opening)
Childrens activities: Watchtree Olympics Thurs 31st July (cancelled) Childrens photography Monday 4th Aug (bring a camera!) 11am - 2:30pm £5/age 8+, 'I'm a child - get me out of here' challenge Monday 11th Aug 11am - 2:30pm £5/age 8+ and then Family fun and challenges (tbc) Thurs 21st Aug 11am - 2:30pm
Other Activities and What's on
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 dipping....next 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) firstname.lastname@example.org