Watchtree Nature Reserve

Watchtree Nature Reserve is based on an old airfield to the West of Carlisle. The permanent orienteering course consists of 14 controls exploring the tracks and paths of the reserve.

To protect the wildlife you are requested to please keep to the paths.

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Region: North West
Nearest Town: Carlisle
Postcode: CA5 6NL
Carpark: CA5 6NL
At least one wheelchair accessible route
Forest & more rural
Suitable for beginners
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Maps are also available from the Visitor Centre/Tearoom.

Other Things to do in the Area

Watchtree is a 205 acre fully accessible nature reserve situated on the Solway plain 6 miles southwest of Carlisle. The reserve has clear views to the northern hills of the Lake District and overlooks the Solway Firth estuary.

The reserve hosts different habitats teaming in wildlife. A network of accessible trails makes it easy to explore and to experience our UK wildlife in their natural habitat.

There is an on-site cafe.

If you want a different adventure why not hire a bike from the Watchtree Wheelers fleet. With over 100 bikes suitable for all abilities there should be a bike that will kick start your adventure.

Watchtree Nature Reserve is a registered charity. The permanent course maps are free, but please consider a donation when you visit and try out the cafe.

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