Set within the eastern Lake District National Park, RSPB Haweswater is 3000 hectares of woodland, moorland, farmland, river and meadow, cocooned within mountainous United Utilities land.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Get in touch

Visitor enquiries

Email heather.devey@rspb.org.uk

Phone 01931 713376

General and site management enquiries

Email haweswater@rspb.org.uk

Phone 01931 713376

Office address

RSPB Haweswater, Naddle Farm, Burn Banks, Bampton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2RP

Find us

Travel to us

Walk or bike

There are lots of beautiful walking and biking routes which take you to Haweswater, and what better way to gain a real sense of place then by discovering it on your own two feet? Get in touch with us to find out which walking routes are available in our area. Otherwise, the following transport options are detailed below.

Train

The closest station is Penrith, which is 14 miles/22.5 km from Haweswater.

Bus

Occasional service to the Haweswater car park. Please phone Traveline for latest information on: 0870 608 2608.

Car

Mardale Head car park

Aim for the small village of Bampton, 10 miles south of Penrith and five miles north-west of Shap. From Bampton, head south towards Haweswater reservoir. Drive down the road alongside the Haweswater reservoir, which ends at the Mardale Head car park. From here there are a variety of routes to take for self-led walks. Please not that routes are not waymarked.

Naddle Farm

Just as above, aim for the small village of Bampton, 10 miles south of Penrith and five miles north-west of Shap. From Bampton, head south towards Haweswater reservoir. Before reaching a right hand turn to the reservoir, you will see a farm track with a wooden sign that says “Naddle Farm” in blue writing. Drive up the track and park outside the farm buildings. Please note that the car park is small, and for self-led exploring we would recommend heading to Mardale Head car park instead.