In the third part of the series exploring the species that have disappeared from Cumbria’s landscape, Haweswater Site Manager Lee Schofield traces the rise and fall of our two native eagles, both of which have a special place in the wild history of Haweswater For most of the last five decades, Haweswater was the only place in England where golden eagles resided. They returned in 1969 thanks to a healthy… Read More »Holes in the map, part 3: Eagles
From intriguing badger behaviour to brand new visitors, Haweswater Visitor Development Officer Heather Devey shares the secret lockdown happenings at our Badger Hide, all caught by our Badger Cam.
As fresh leaves began to open on the trees, so too opened the doors to the Haweswater Badger Hide to welcome its very first visitors this April. Construction of the hide took place through the 2018/19 autumn season by the RSPB Haweswater team, a project initiated, designed and managed by our incredible Warden, Mal. As Naddle Farm is central to a number of badger territories, therefore allowing badgers to pass… Read More »Haweswater Badger Hide: Celebrating Six Months
Since opening our Badger Hide at RSPB Haweswater, we have had the pleasure of introducing students, couples, filmmakers, families and sole-badger lovers to our three visiting sows (females) who emerge from their setts in the wilds of Haweswater on an evening, and visit our Badger Hide to forage and socialise. Between public sessions, it’s almost too irresistible for the Haweswater team to spend an evening watching the girls when they… Read More »Nights with Badgers
Enjoy a wild night out at RSPB Haweswater! From the comfort of our brand new Badger Hide, you can watch the ‘Haweswater Badgers’ as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range. Each Monday throughout April to October 2019 we will be offering our Badger Hide for individual bookings, perfect for families, couples, or a sole-badger lovers! On these sessions you… Read More »Here come the badgers