Top things to do in Spring
- Walk through the woods for newly-arrived spring migrants
- Visit the Golden Eagle Viewpoint for spring display
- Check the streams for singing dippers
Top things to do in Summer
- Walk the lake shore path for breeding goosanders
- Walk through the woods for the dawn chorus
- Walk the high fells to see ring ouzels and wheatears feeding young
Top things to do in Autumn
- Watch and listen to the red deer stag rut
- Look out for the arrival of large flocks of fieldfares and redwings with the possibility of ring ouzels amongst them
- Watch for fledged peregrines screaming about the crags
Top things to do in Winter
- In the late afternoon watch the arrival of common gulls to an internationally important roost
- Spend time scanning carefully and you might see a golden eagle, but it's harder at this time of year
- Check the water for goosanders and other wildfowl
We haven't got any events planned here at the moment. Check out our main events pages to find something up your street (or at least quite near to it).
We arrived at 3.30 pm; as we walked further along the path towards the viewpoint, the sky got darker and darker. It poured with rain and we got soaked, but we were determined to carry on, past the first stone-built hut and up to the viewpoint, which was deserted.
Ten minutes after we arrived, the golden eagle appeared against the grey skies; it hovered around for a while and then soared away into the landscape. Majestic. It was absolutely amazing and made it worth all the effort to get there. One of those unforgettable moments. A truly humbling experience.
Martyn & Emma