RSPB Wildlife/ Nature Watching Adventure – The Lake District, 10th – 12th July 2020
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights (All Inclusive) Guided Wildlife/ Nature watching trip
Friday 10th – 12th July 2020
Location: RSPB Haweswater, The Lake District Cumbria
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Location: RSPB Haweswater, The Lake District, Cumbria
Trip Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights - All Inclusive
Nearest Major Train Station: Penrith
Nearest Airport: Carlisle (Private Charter Only)
Transfer Time to your Destination: Pick up from Penrith station or Carlisle airport. Approximate transfer time to your destination by road (Penrith) 30 minutes (Carlisle) 45 minutes
Destination: Located in an exclusive, stunning, secret, wild & natural location at the RSPB Haweswater nature reserve our luxurious 'Pop up' hotel will provide you with all aspects of hospitality during your stay. The Lake District has recently achieved World Heritage status and offers some of the most stunning (if not the best) scenery in England. Please note that for obvious reasons we never release details of our specific destinations online. Further details will be provided once you have paid the balance of your trip.
Getting to and from the 'Pop up Hotel': All transfers during your trip are provided by Wilderness Escapes and we urge all guests to travel to Penrith station or Carlisle airport (private charters only) where we will collect and return you for onward travel. Our 'Pop up Hotel' is easily accessible and is located within 100m of a quiet country lane at your destination. The terrain around the 'Pop up Hotel' is easy to navigate on foot and is on largely flat and even ground. There is no access for guest's cars due to the nature of access routes and environmental impact. If you choose to drive yourself, we will provide directions and arrange for your car to be parked nearby at a safe and secure location for the duration of your trip.
Wildlife & The Landscape at RSPB Haweswater: Being a designated wildlife reserve the variety of local wildlife at RSPB Haweswater is quite simply amazing and there are many opportunities to observe a wide range of birds, animals, plants and wild flowers as well as the stunning natural landscape. Local wildlife - amongst many varieties - includes: Owls, Red Squirrel, Badger, Red Deer, Peregrine Falcon, Wheatear, Redstart, Otters, Buzzards and a SSSI flower meadow. Our Pop up Hotel is located in an ideal location to see many of these without leaving the site and it is not uncommon for us to have regular Red Squirrel sightings and visits from Badgers at night actually en-camp!
If you are the type to want to get up early to see wildlife then all you need do is set your alarm, get up and literally step outside......and you are already there.....
Throughout the trip Wilderness Escapes and RSPB staff will provide guided tours of the reserve and tips and advice on where to observe wildlife that you can go and visit for yourself - just a walk away from your destination. The majority of the time will be spent on the RSPB Haweswater reserve.
Wildlife & Landscape Photography: Our 'Pop up Hotel' is highly unique in that it creates opportunities for you to capture shots you wouldn't ordinarily be able to. This trip is ideal for practising and improving your wildlife and landscape photography skills. There is no light pollution at the RSPB Haweswater reserve and without having to leave the hospitality of your base you can also easily prepare for night time, sunrise and sunset photography.
Sunday Night Supplement: If you would prefer to stay overnight on Sunday 24th then we can offer Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at £135.00pp
As standard every trip includes the following:
- All meals, snacks and refreshments
- High quality personal accommodation for single individuals, friends, couples & families
- Transfers to and from the nearest airport or train station to a location nearest the destination
- All activities, expert guides and qualified instructors
- A limited amount of alcoholic drinks with evening meals - extra beverages or bring your own.
The following aspects are not included in the price.
- Your travel arrangements from your location to the nearest major airport or train station nearest the destination
- Travel insurance
- Any extras
Friday 10th July
Arrival Day - Day 1
- Arrival and check in is taken after 2pm
- 6.00pm Welcome/ Orientation/ Safety briefing
- 7.00pm Dinner
- 9.00pm / Presentation about the days ahead from your guides and RSPB staff
- Relax with Drinks in the 'HAB' around the wood stove
Saturday 11th July
Wildlife Nature Watching - Day 2
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:15am Morning briefing from Wilderness Escapes and RSPB staff/ Guests head to selected locations for the day / A packed luncheon and refreshments are provided
- 4.30pm Transfer back to the 'Pop up Hotel' / Showers/ change.
- 7:00pm Dinner
Sunday 12th July
Wildlife Nature Watching - Day 3
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:15am Morning briefing from Wilderness Escapes staff/ Guests head out on foot or take a short transfer to selected locations for the day.
- 12:00pm Check out
- Depart - Guests are transferred back to Penrith Station or Carlisle airport
- Sunday Night Supplement available (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) £135.00pp
Our 'Safari style - Pop up Hotel' consists of individual tipi style accommodation for guests based on 2 people sharing. Single Occupancy Supplement is £35pp per night. All accommodation is tailored to individuals, couples or families. The 'Hab' - a large shared social tent/ tipi is where all guests can get together, socialise, have meals and relax in a comfortable and warm environment including a wood stove.
Your accommodation has been designed to be as comfortable and as luxurious as possible. We only use high performance equipment from leading manufacturers and add our very own finishing touches which we think will not only make your trip comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable but above all memorable. See what some of our customers say on our testimonials page.
A full kit list of what you need to bring on this trip will be provided once you have made your booking.
A limited amount of alcoholic beverages are included to accompany evening meals. You can also bring your own alcoholic drinks if you wish.
Due to the sensitivity of the wild natural environments we operate in and with respect to local wildlife habitats pets are not allowed on any trip.
Basic yet proper toilet and shower facilities are provided on all trips. Our facilities provide personal privacy and are checked, cleaned and serviced by our staff several times a day
We only use high performance equipment from leading manufacturers. We believe that we provide our guests with the most comfortable beds, highest quality pillows and accommodation in the wilderness.
Our award winning on-site chef has developed a range of delicious and satisfying menus making the food and drink element a key feature of the Wilderness Escapes experience. Dishes cater for every taste and we take great care with individual dietary requirements.
We make it easy for our guests to take part in any trip. How much you choose to put into your trip once you have arrived at your destination is up to you. If you choose to just sit back and enjoy the view or catch up on some sleep then that's fine with us. Our expert guides and instructors are on hand to provide support whatever your ability.
We only ever use high performance equipment from leading manufacturers. All guests are assigned there very own personal quarters in a state of the art tipi style tents based on 2 people sharing. We have a range of sizes available for individuals, couples and families. All quarters are designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as they are comfortable. Be rest assured all of our equipment is tested to withstand extreme conditions. Please see our gallery.
No, all of our trips are designed to be accessible and easy to take part in for everyone.
From your home you must travel yourself to the nearest major airport or train station. From here we will transfer you to a location nearest the destination by road. You will then be transferred by powerboat directly to the destination you have booked.
There are never any guarantees in the wilderness and conditions can be change very quickly so that's why we have invested heavily in high performance equipment which we know will withstand anything the weather can throw at us.
Yes, our 'Hab' is a huge tipi which is finely kitted out with soft furnishings, comfy chairs and tables, a central feature wood burning stove, a music system, a small library of books amongst other things. The Hab is used at meal times and whenever people want to get together for whatever reason. Hot drinks are always available in the Hab.
Yes, we have a charging station that will charge laptops, phones and any other USB devices.
Yes, your on-site chef works from the kitchen tent but in order to maintain the extremely high level of health & safety and to keep in line with food and hygiene safety the kitchen is strictly off limits to all guests
On pre-scheduled trips we usually operate with a maximum of up to 10 guests in order to maintain an exclusive and high quality experience.
We like to keep numbers on any trip small due to the exclusive and high quality nature of the experience and the impact we may have on the environment and local wildlife, however we can consider any number of guests making a private booking.