Late Evening Opening Dates

June 12, 2024

🌿🌞 Exciting News from Watchtree Nature Reserve! 🌞🌿We’re thrilled to announce extended opening hours on:🗓️ 13th June 🗓️ 27th June 🗓️ 11th JulyOn these special days, the nature reserve will be open until 9pm! 🌌✨Enjoy an evening stroll and make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Plus, our Watchtree Coffee Shop and Gelato Shack will …

Drive for volunteers at Nature Reserve during National Volunteers Week 

June 4, 2024

Cumbrian Watchtree Nature Reserve has been a hub for people who volunteer from its inception, evolving from an ex-RAF airfield and FMD Burial site into a successful community asset supported by a small team of staff and active volunteer teams.   Initially, a group of seven ambitious volunteers worked alongside the local community, councils and DEFRA, …

Christmas Opening Hours

December 13, 2023

Watchtree Half Marathon Entrant Notes

November 17, 2023

Sunday 19th November 2023 Thank you for entering the inaugural Watchtree Half Marathon 2023! We are very excited to be hosting this event. By taking part you are supporting a fantastic charity in Watchtree Nature Reserve and Watchtree Wheelers.   A huge thank you to our event sponsor David Allen Financial Services for continuing to support our Health and Wellbeing events!     Please …

Temporary Closure of Wheelers and the Visitors Centre Monday 13th November

November 7, 2023

Our cafe and wheelers will be closed on Monday the 13th November due to Electricity North West conducting works on local power supplies, which means we will be without power. Car Parks, Reserve and Compost toilet will be open until 4 p.m.

Notice of the 17th Watchtree Annual General Meeting

August 28, 2023

The Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at Watchtree Nature Reserve on Tuesday 12th September 2023 at 7.00pm. A presentation on the Annual Accounts and Investments will take place prior to the formal meeting by Dodd & Co. and David Allen. AGENDA FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING1. Apologies: Clive Tinker. 2. Approve minutes …

Businesses join again at Watchtree in memory of Grant Taylor (GT22)

August 16, 2023

Watchtree Nature Reserve was once again honoured to host what has become an annual volunteering event in memory of Carlisle Balfour Beatty employee, Grant Taylor, who tragically passed away last year aged 22 whilst on a skiing holiday in France.   Grant was instrumental in plans made between Watchtree and Balfour Beatty to transform and renew …

Cast your vote at Tesco for Watchtree

July 3, 2023

Watchtree Nature Reserve calls for votes to get a share of Tesco’s Community Grants fund  Watchtree Nature Reserve is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.   …

Win a Bike with Watchtree!

March 9, 2023

Terms and Conditions From the 1st of March to the 14th of May, Watchtree Nature Reserve Ltd will be running a grand prize raffle. Tickets will be sold in person and online. Tickets are £1 each. Watchtree Nature Reserve Ltd is registered to administrate small societies lotteries with Allerdale Borough Council. The draw will take …

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