Dubwath Silver Meadows
Dubwath Silver Meadows is a traditional wetland site located near the west end of Bassenthwaite Lake. Maintained by volunteers, it is a peaceful area with a variety of birds, butterflies and rare plants that call it home. Its also a fully accessible walk suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
- Distance - 2.5km. Approximately 1 hour
- Starting point - Located just off the A66 at the Pheasant Inn/Dubwath junction, at the west end of Bassenthwaite Lake. Bus X5 (Keswick - Cockermouth via Thornthwaite), alight at Dubwath and the X4 (Keswick - Cockermouth via Castle Inn), alight at Brathay Hill. Car: A66 and follow signs for the Pheasant Inn. The route starts 200 metres north of the inn. Informal parking is available by the road side, please park considerately.
- Feedback - Contact Keswick Tourism Association by email [email protected]
Dubwath Silver Meadows is a traditional wetland site located near the west end of Bassenthwaite Lake. Maintained by volunteers, it is a peaceful area with a variety of birds, butterflies and rare plants that call it home. The walks consist of stone paths and recycled board walks where you can walk in a loop through a variety of different bogs and heaths.
The site is free for visitors all year round. It is fully accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and trampers. Due to deer and ground nesting birds in the area, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
Dubwath Silver Meadows supports an amazing variety of plant communities and habitats that range from open wetland to wet woodland and from open grassland to dry woodland. Roe deer are regularly seen in the reserve, alongside sightings of badgers, bats, red squirrels, voles and mice.
They have regular events and nature walks so keep an eye on their website for events coming up. And if you enjoy your visit, why not consider becoming a friend for £5 a year and help with the upkeep.
Have you found this walking route useful and would like to make a donation? All our walks are provided free of charge to download but you might consider donating a small one-off amount to help with the running costs and upgrades to our website. This website is run by Keswick Tourism Association, a not for profit trade organisation, which is funded almost totally by its members.