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Staying nearby and saw the AA's yellow road signs for Osprey Viewpoint so called in for a look. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kkatmc
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Exceptional

I’m glad we managed to eventually get here. It had been raining the day before and on and off on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Splodge48
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Northumberland
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591 Dodd Wood A, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying nearby and saw the AA's yellow road signs for Osprey Viewpoint so called in for a look. It is quite a strenuous walk up through the wood to reach to viewpoint manned by a very knowledgeable ranger who had set up telescopes to view...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m glad we managed to eventually get here. It had been raining the day before and on and off on the day of our visit. But braving the elements and walking upto the lower and higher viewpoints is worth the effort. The views are exceptional....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

People manning to watch points were friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Nice walk to summit. Car park prices somewhat high but as it goes towards upkeep of wood we weren’t too unhappy

Thank CJov
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Brief visit whilst cycling around Bassenthwaite. Lovely tracks through the wood. Fab views higher up. No ospreys that day but lovely place.

Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Spent over 6 hours here to see bird life and Ospreys. There are designated view points to try to see Opsreys, we were lucky to catch a glimpse of the one who has returned this year. The walk to the view points is very challenging....More

Thank Pickle085
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This should have been good but was ruined by the total lack of signage on the paths. The hillside is a maze of completely unlabelled tracks. The maps for the location of lookout points are inaccurate and useless. We wondered around for ages trying to...More

1  Thank Alastair W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Good stretch of the legs did not see any ospreys but good walk to summit some of paths are closed due to work in woodlands but well signed to get to summit on return nice cafe at the car park well worth a visit

Thank kevin d
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately one of the main paths was blocked off so we couldn't walk there. Decided to walk up part of the hill and visited one of the osprey lookouts. Great views across the lake from there. Overall, it was an ok place but found it...More

1  Thank Alderado
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting here after driving past a couple of times on our holiday in the Lakes. Lovely place, very friendly and helpful staff... only issue was that most walk routes were closed for Forestry work. Shame, will re-visit.

Thank coachman444
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The walk was pleasant but was all uphill (works out those calves!) and only took us about 1 hour or so to do both viewing points. We unfortunately didnt see any osprey today. The staff that were around said that the osprey havent mated or...More

1  Thank Kelly H
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Becky M
24 October 2017|
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Response from Rebeccaredshaw | Reviewed this property |
Hi Becky About £3-4 for a couple of hours. The ospreys have possibly all flown for the winter but the views were spectacular. The walk itself was great on either route and the Old Sawmill coffee shop was great. There is... More
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Tricia F
26 July 2017|
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Response from GFandLA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many locals walk their dogs here too.
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