As part of our work to restore the landscape here, we’re delighted to have planted the 200th tree in Celebration Wood, which neighbours the mossy ancient woodland of Naddle Forest here at Wild Haweswater.
After 11 years, an RSPB site manager at Haweswater is leaving to focus on writing and a new part-time role in a conservation project. His book, Wild Fell, has spurred environmental change and funding. While transitioning to a nearby farm, he reflects on his impactful tenure and looks forward to continuing local conservation efforts.
Badger in the buttercups by Denise Godsmark who visited our Badger Hide this year. As the curtain closes on 2023, grab a brew and a mince pie and check out some of the highlights from Haweswater this past year… January We kicked off the year with the exciting news that we received Landscape Recovery development
Male Pied Flycatcher taken by Wild Intrigue from their photography hide here at Haweswater These amber-listed bird spends spring and summer breeding in the UK before returning to West Africa during our winter. Although small, the males have striking black and white plumage and the females are a more subtle brown and white. Despite national
Haweswater tweed throw in blue, image credit: Lake District Tweed We’re excited that a unique Haweswater tweed has been produced by Cumbrian company Lake District Tweed and it is proving to be popular in the US as well as at home. Lake District Tweed began producing tweed inspired by different valleys across the Lake District
A team of thirty five soldiers from the British Army’s Light Dragoons have joined us today, to reinvigorate the peat bog ecosystem here at Haweswater, as part of our extensive landscape restoration effort. This collaborative project, marks the second year of the British Army’s ‘Global Charge’ green initiative, demonstrating their commitment to supporting local environmental
This International Day of Charity, one of our volunteers Phil, tells us all about how he got into volunteering for the RSPB… Phil volunteers in the Tree Nursery at Haweswater. Image taken by Visitor Experience Manager Annabel When I was a nine-year old boy, in the not-too-pretty town of West Hartlepool, some days I would
It’s not been long since we shared our ‘Holes in the Map‘ series of blogs, about important species that once lived in the Lake District, that have sadly been destroyed in this part of the country. One such species was the Water Vole. Once a common sight in our rivers, Water Voles have vanished from
Cumbria Connect Launches Ground-breaking Nature Recovery Apprenticeship Scheme Bringing Together Agriculture and Conservation
Livestock handling will be just one of the skills that apprentices will develop. Image taken by Bea Normington Cumbria Connect, the landscape scale nature-recovery programme based at Lowther, is paving the way for the future of land management careers by launching a pioneering Nature Recovery Apprenticeship Scheme. The innovative scheme will initially offer six highly-coveted
Last week, we welcomed Josh on a work experience placement from sixth form. Find out what he got up to on his time as a Haweswater Warden… I am a student at Carlisle’s Trinity Sixth Form, studying Biology, Geography, and Media Studies. From a young age I have loved the outdoors and wanted to work