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Osprey Watch

There are two viewpoints and an exhibition at Dodds Woods. The exhibition has a large video screen showing live pictures of the osprey nest. It is open from 10am - 5pm during the time that the Ospreys are nesting, usually April to late August.  


Lake District Wildlife Park (formerly Totters World of Animals)

This is a great place for children that is just up the road from the Park. It has over 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, set in 25 acres of parkland. It has keeper displays throughout the day and indoor and outdoor children’s play areas.

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4RD

Tel: 01768 776239


Bassenthwaite Lake - National Nature Reserve:  A Lake Users' Guide has produced a fantastic leaflet available to download.  This two page leaflet provides a map of the lake, information on the national nature reserve, birds, plants, insects, useful telephone numbers and much more.




For Children

These places are great for rainy days too.


Pencil Museum

Home of the worlds first pencil, and the world's longest coloured pencil you can discover the history of pencil making and be inspired in the kids art studio.

Southey Works, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5NG

Tel: 01768773626


Puzzling Place

A fascinating place full of puzzles, curiosities, gadgets and illusions. They say that seeing is believing but we are not sure that is true in the Puzzling Place.

9 Museum Sq, Keswick, CA12 5DZ

Tel: 01768775102



Theatre by the Lake

Our local theatre hosts a full programme of professional and ameteur performances. Ask at reception about what is currently showing and we will give you a voucher for £2.00 off your ticket price.

Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Tel: 01768 774411


Lakes Whiskey Distillery - Bassenthwaite

Visit the new Bassenthwaite Whiskey distillery:  The Lakes Distillery has the perfect gift for those partial to a wee dram!  The One is their Whiskey brand.  You can also purchase The Lakes Gin, The Lakes Vodka, book a tour or dine at the Bistro. For more information check out the website.


Historic Buildings


Just along the road from the Park, it is the private residence of the Spedding family, who you will very often meet when the house is open. It has beautiful natural gardens, a bee walk, a poetry walk, a woodland playground and a maze.

CA12 4QE



St Bega's Church

A delightful, peaceful little church with a very interesting history that overlooks the lake. The church is popular for weddings and is just a walk away from the Park.

These are a few of our favourite local attractions and suggestions for things to do out and about locally.


Please see the official Tourist Board website for more ideas 

A Lake Users Guide