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Watchtree Nature Reserve

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Great place for everyone.

This is a great place for everyone. From bike riding to sedate walks this is the place to go. Enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
littlenanaCumbria
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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What to do with the children?.......we have been twice with our Godson and his two little girls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnatPales
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Great Orton | near Wiggonby, Carlisle CA5 6NL, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 September 2017 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

2  Thank moiras609
Ryan2016Watchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for everyone. From bike riding to sedate walks this is the place to go. Enjoy family fun. Bikes to hire and great helpful staff. No excuse to sit about. Enjoy the fresh air and get fit if you want or...More

Thank littlenanaCumbria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What to do with the children?.......we have been twice with our Godson and his two little girls. Once at Easter and again at October Half Term. Our main aim being for them to learn to cycle. We have been many times before as we are...More

Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 24/10/18 with 7 teenagers and 3 adults - staff couldn’t have been more helpful, allowing plenty of time to adjust bikes and swap bikes for different sizes later for everyone. Membership is really good value if you’re visiting more than once - makes bike...More

Thank Jamie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I picked up my son (6yrs) this morning and asked him what he’d like to do. He asked about the “big go-kart” at Watchtree and I remembered we saw them last time we were there when he’d learned to ride his bike. So I agreed...More

1  Thank Tim W
RyanWatchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Tim, I am incredibly disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit. You will see from our other reviews that this is a very rare occurrence, one which I am sure we can rectify for you and ensure does not re-occur in...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Having moved to South Cumbria 3 years ago my husband and I are always looking for new places to visit. We like gentle and moderate walks, places of historic interest and places that work with nature and conservation. This ticked all those boxes. It took...More

1  Thank LadyFlavia
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Came on the last day of my holday, lovely walk so peaceful, and loved all the information boards on the way round, was also very helpful having toilets available halfway

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Following a failed attempt at getting stabilisers off his bike, we took our grandson to Little Wheelers at Watchtree. His mum and me chickened out of watching and had a lovely walk round the reserve. His grandpa and dad stayed with him to help teach...More

1  Thank Flossytwitter
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This place is a great way to while away an afternoon with a picnic and then walk. The variety of bikes for the children and adults to trail are fantastic and the flat terrain allows for all to enjoy without being too out of breath!...More

1  Thank suzanne m
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Nice surroundings. Nice and peaceful. Great place for kids to run around. Friendly staff and ample parking.

Thank S7462EWdavido
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We love Watchtree. We go here most weekend's for either a cycle ride or a walk. The facilities are great. If we don't take our bikes we rent them or a go kart or a family bike. Great little cafe on site with good prices....More

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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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