Dubwath Silver Meadows Nature Reserve
Dubwath Silver Meadows is a nature reserve which has been created as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Bassenthwaite Reflections programme. This seven hectares wetland site was once part of Bassenthwaite Lake and is now home to a range of special wetland flora and fauna. The 10 hectare site incorporates a 650m gravel path linking to 900m of recycled plastic boardwalk. The routes are designed to provide access to viewing points and bird hides. The round celtic style wildlife hides will be made from local materials gathered in coppice woodlands and reed beds.
Walk through living Willow Hides and stop off at replica Celtic and Norse style shelters. Look out for rare and not so rare plants, flowers and birds and if you're quiet you could come across the resident roe deer, or maybe even a badger if you come at night. Be very quiet and you may spot the Red Squirrels feeding at their hazel nut feeders. Visitors to the reserve may see grasshopper warbler, curlew, greylag, geese, reed bunting and meadow pipit.