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Watchtree Nature Reserve

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Open Now: 09:00 - 16:00
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Having moved to South Cumbria 3 years ago my husband and I are always looking for new places to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Excellent walk

Came on the last day of my holday, lovely walk so peaceful, and loved all the information boards on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Samantha F
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Great Orton | near Wiggonby, Carlisle CA5 6NL, England
+44 1228 712539
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 David O
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

Thank ZoeRK
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Nice open place no noise pollution only downfall was the price of bike hire a little high for a hour ride 2 adults and child 18 poundsMore

Thank mark m
RyanWatchtree, Manager at Watchtree Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Good Morning Mark, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. In response to cycle hire rates: Our rates are based on the cost of cycle purchase, cycle maintenance and insurance. I can assure you there isn't much left after that but any...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Picked up a leaflet for this place at our B & B and as it was a lovely sunny day we decided to visit. Its on the site of an old runway and for those that remembered the foot & mouth crisis was the site...More

Thank TraceyS1964
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

There are lots of paths - the former runways surrounding the site and forays into woodlands and ponds. Birds/trees/fantastic wild flowers. These are all free. It's well organised with payable extras like a cafe, cycle tracks & lessons, cycle & wheelchair bikes.

Thank JXX18
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to watchtree as it was perfect weather to have a wander around the nature reserve. My husband has asthma and unable to walk far. We knew that we could hire a 2 seater bike. I peddled and my...More

Thank Iona w
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3 April 2016|
Response from Col348 |
Just realised that it's free!
Rick H
21 March 2016|
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.