You won’t want to miss RSPB Haweswater’s rare and beautiful wildlife, nor the chance to explore its dramatic mountain setting.


It’s a place where elusive red squirrels scurry up trees, ring ouzels glide over the hills, salmon swim in the rivers and mountain ringlet butterflies make the most of the alpine wildflowers.


Haweswater’s rugged landscape can be discovered through a variety of hiking trails – soak up the atmosphere of ancient woodland, wander past rushing streams and stroll over rolling heathland and moorland. There are also active farms on the reserve, so look out for sheep as you roam.


Haweswater is an idyllic spot that the RSPB maintains in partnership with United Utilities. Together, our work preserves the site for people, water and wildlife.

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