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Lake District Osprey Project

Osprey Chicks

The Bassenthwaite Ospreys are wild birds that choose each year to nest overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake in North West Cumbria.

The Lake District Osprey Project is a partnership between The Forestry Commission and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the support of the Lake District National Park

The Project provides both an open air viewpoint and indoor exhibition with live video pictures from cameras overlooking the osprey nest . Both facilities are open for visitors from April to September annually.

More Information

For more information visit the Lake District Osprey Project  website where you can see a live nest cam over looking Bassenthwaite Lake.

Economic Benefits

 In June 2008 the achievements and impacts of the Lake District Osprey Project were reviewed by Natural Economy Northwest in a case study.


England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.