Bawd Hall
Luxury Self-Catering


The Lake District abounds in wildlife, some of which is quite rare in England. In particular, we have ospreys and red squirrels. Bawd Hall is an ideal spot for observation. We provide binoculars and a bird book, so that you can observe from the warmth and comfort of the garden room or lounge. Because of the elevated position of the house, you can look at the buzzards at their own level as they circle over the valley.

We provide birdfeeders and food – just keep them filled to enjoy watching the birds.

As well as the wildlife of the fells and valleys, there is the additional variety created by the forests and the seaside.

Whinlatter Forest is famous for its red squirrels, mountain biking (see “cycling”) and its live webcam of the Osprey nest. It also has pleasant forest walks and a nice cafe.

For those who want a change from the mountains, it is not far to the seaside, which features cliffs, sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Take a look at The Solway Coast.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust has loads of information on wildlife, nature reserves and things to do.

The following is a list of the wildlife recorded by guests as having been seen at Bawd Hall:

  • redstarts fledging from their nest;
  • tawny owls on the landing window sill;
  • red squirrels;
  • voles;
  • stoat;
  • bats;
  • pheasants;
  • all sorts of tits – blue, great & coal;
  • finches – greenfinches, chaffinches, yellowhammers etc.;
  • lots of different members of the crow family;
  • buzzards, sparrowhawks, kestrel;
  • greater and lesser spotted woodpeckers;
  • treecreeper;
  • heron;
  • and the usual assortment of robins, wrens etc.

Cumbria WildlifeSolway CoastForestry Commission