Watchtree Nature Reserve, Carlisle

4.5
#2 of 7 in Parks in Carlisle
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  • Quite cycling with the kids. Perfect for letting them burn off some steam. Tarmaced for the majority but we thought the off road was a little more challenging and so fun too. Very knowledgeable staff....  more »
  • We came here we very little cycling experience and an 11 month old Staff are super helpful and we got to get a ‘bike’ to suit - a four wheeler that was perfect and so much fun!!!!! Probably prettier i...  more »
  • We had a lovely walk around this nature reserve which is nice and flat so an easy walk. The bird hides add a bit of interest and the paths are clearly set out. Disappointed no decent coffee at the end...  more »
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  • Howling gale and horizontal sleet, but still worth the effort. Spent half an hour in the hide observing the activity on the feeders, then had a much needed hot chocolate in the cafe. Must return in more favourable conditions. Visited 020418
  • Nice initiative and safe place to walk and cycle, but cafe expensive considering it's run on a voluntary basis. The cafe is, however a useful meeting place, especially for the likes of the knitting & crochet group.
  • This former airfield situated close to Wiggonby is good for a level walk of about a mile and seems to be very busy on a Sunday. There is the provision of hiring bikes of different types and the reserve does good work with the disabled. I haven't given 5 stars because you don't actually see very much wildlife, I tend to see more on my morning dog walk, perhaps the number of visitors keeps the wildlife away. However I am sure the reserve does some great conservation work and is a great educator to local school children.
  • Great for walking the dogs, running or cycling off the main roads. Especially good with kids as it’s all enclosed. Number of walk routes ranging from around 3-10km.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Loads to do, great for kids and adults. Best of all its free!! It is a charity so donations are welcome.
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