Haweswater is a dramatic and protected landscape of high fells, rushing rivers, heath, meadow, bog and woodland and home to a host of upland wildlife

Thanks to Stefan Berndtsson for Image
Thanks to Justin Elliott for Image
Thanks to RSPB Haweswater for Image
Thanks to RSPB Haweswater for Image
Spring

Watch out for:

  • Wheatears, Ring Ouzels, Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts returning from wintering grounds to breed

  • Dippers darting by the water's edge.

  • Ravens, peregrines and buzzards hunting over grassland

  • Breeding goosanders on the reservoir.

 

Summer

Watch out for:

  • Wheatears preparing to migrate

  • Red Squirrels

  • Peregrines and Buzzards hunting

  • Red Deer coming down from the fells

  • Finches and red squirrels absolutely love the hotel grounds and are often seen on the terraces and window ledges

Autumn

Watch out for:

  • Red Deer rutting season, incredible sights and sounds

  • Large flocks of Field Fares and Redwings arriving

  • Fledged Peregrines screeching over the fells

  • Finches and red squirrels absolutely love the hotel grounds and can be seen busily preparing for winter

 

Winter

Watch out for:

  • Dippers, Ravens, Peregrines, Buzzards and Goosanders

  • Tens of thousands of gulls roost overnight on the lake

  • Watch them flying in just before dusk, watch (and hear) them overnight if the moon is up