The nature reserve including all trails, hides, cafe etc is open everyday 9am - 5pm.
The cycle hire centre is open Wednesday to Sunday Only.
Watchtree Nature Reserve is open everyday (cycling wed-Sun). Come along and enjoy the many trails including orienteering and the childrens favourite, explorer's trail. We have two bird hides and some fantastic woodlands to explore.
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