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Watchtree Nature Reserve

#10 of 48 things to do in Carlisle Features Animals
Nr Wiggonby, Carlisle CA5 6NL, England
+44 1228 712539
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Peace and quiet.

I go walking here several times weekly. It's never overcrowded, has beautiful views to the Lakeland... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Flossytwitter
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Wigton, United Kingdom
Excellent day out

And excelent escape from the suburbs on your doorstep. Good cycle hire n tracjs, excellent wildlife... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
gallygirl73
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Nr Wiggonby, Carlisle CA5 6NL, England
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

I go walking here several times weekly. It's never overcrowded, has beautiful views to the Lakeland fells and the Pennines. Lots of wildlife...if you're quiet! Wonderful place for families to enjoy some gentle cycling in a safe environment. Myriad of bikes for those less able,...More

1  Thank Flossytwitter
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

The witty one couldn't have been me! Thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review, see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

And excelent escape from the suburbs on your doorstep. Good cycle hire n tracjs, excellent wildlife experience with good conservation

1  Thank gallygirl73
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. See you again soon, Ryan

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely place to visit. Great walks around the site with lots of bird hides to sit in to discover who visits and have yr lunch out of the rain! Also they have to hire all types of cycles for all family members.

Thank 132fudge
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you! See you again soon. Ryan

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great place for a nature walk on a nice day. Staff are very welcoming and helpful. Lots of information on what's on in reception. Bike hire is a great way to get about the reserve but it is possible to walk around it all. The...More

4  Thank 999kermit
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. Absolutely bring a picnic, but we do have a lovely little café too! Thanks again, Ryan

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nature reserve established following foot & mouth disposals. Not the prettiest place in Cumbria, but excellent access & parking, with disability aware staff and good facilities. Bike hire & trails excellent for children from toddlers upwards.

Thank 2016crissieB
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Husband, dog and I go fairly regularly, as there are many different walks. There is a good selection of sandwiches in the cafe and they do a meal deal.

Thank Janis J
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lovely place.. Allot of species to admired and very professional staff . very clean place. I love it

Thank madalinaromeo13
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went along to watch tree after a friend told us about it, my daughter was able to pedal a bike but not balanced and not very confident. After just over a hour with the wonderful volunteers at watch tree she was riding a bike...More

Thank carolinereay
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I think Watchtree is great for everyone. We've been for dog walks, for their events and I even learned to ride a bike again after not having the confidence to for 20 years! It's such a safe environment for kids, people with disabilities/ care needs...More

1  Thank Lorna M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Fantastic place, Great fun for all ages. Instructors very knowledgable. A great show was put on. Decent food available on our day. Well worth a visit for that something different and all natural too.

Thank Keith S
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Col348
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Just realised that it's free!
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Yes dogs are allowed, must be kept on a lead though because of the wildlife at the reserve though.
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