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Watchtree Nature Reserve

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Nr Wiggonby, Carlisle CA5 6NL, England
+44 1228 712539
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Disappointed

Rec to come here and payed 32 pounds for bike hire . The first 4 bikes we took out were all broken... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
moiras609
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York, United Kingdom
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Watchtree Holiday Club

My two children (Louisa - 9 and James - 7) have loved the holiday club this summer. They have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pinsy1
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird hides” (7 reviews)
“hire bikes” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Nr Wiggonby, Carlisle CA5 6NL, England
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+44 1228 712539
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rec to come here and payed 32 pounds for bike hire . The first 4 bikes we took out were all broken i.e. My daughters chain came off 10 times in the first 200 metres . The others had wheels that were about to come...More

Thank moiras609
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, I can't tell you how disappointed we are that you didn't enjoy your visit. You will see from our other reviews that this is a very rare occurrence. With regards to the condition of our bikes, this week we have begun the full...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two children (Louisa - 9 and James - 7) have loved the holiday club this summer. They have thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of being outdoors most of the day, the wildlife and the mud! In their words it is THE BEST holiday club. Their...More

Thank Pinsy1
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went to watchtree for the first time this week. What a wonderful place! We had 3 generations and we were all able to get on a suitable bike. Love that this makes bike riding accessible for all. As other people have said, they have a...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I took the two older grandchildren to Watchtree today. They were offered the choice of 3 activities and Watchtree won hands down!! We hired bikes and tried out recumbent bikes, 3 wheelers and standard ones. Despite grey and drizzling weather we had a brilliant 1.5...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! We had such a great day here, we hired the four person bike and trundled around the reserve, the staff were great and very helpful, we will return when we are next in the area

Thank Milktrace
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Had great time great walk on murder mystery very good funny come bring hubby with me so peaceful hear the birds this lovely

Thank Marie Janaki D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Something for everyone - bikes, accessible bikes, accessible bike trails, nature, ponds, group activities, nature trails, childrens clubs. Really friendly staff and volunteers,not matter how busy they are!

Thank ClaireCarlisle
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I love this place, it's so peaceful and such lovely surroundings. The woodlands are beautiful. We went on a very sunny day and enjoyed our picnic about halfway along our walk, after watching the birds from one of the hides. We had also already seen...More

1  Thank Rai S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We recently revisited Watchtree. It is lovely and peaceful with lots of nature. Some you have to look harder for than others. We paid a family membership for the year at a rate of £25 for the whole family. This enable us to use the...More

1  Thank ZoeRK
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you so much for a lovely review, we're very proud of what we do and are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon! Ryan

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Went for a walk around Watchtree in an attempt to get more active and loved it.Now I can't keep away I love the atmosphere it so calm and peaceful.You really can do as much or as little as you like walk ,bike,run and enjoy the...More

1  Thank gillellison62
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Awe, you've made us feel all warm and squishy! Thanks for a lovely review, see you again soon. Ryan

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Col348
3 April 2016|
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Just realised that it's free!
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Rick H
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Response from Ally M | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed, must be kept on a lead though because of the wildlife at the reserve though.
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