Boathouse Field Nature Reserve

Common Alder by Bill WakefieldThis small reserve consists of reed bed, woodland, and unimproved grassland. The woodland contains a mix of alder, ash, birch and Scots pine. Lower down are dogwood, elder, and guelder rose.

In the fields yellow iris, knapweed, and meadowsweet can be found.

Young Great Spotted Woodpecker by Jason RomeBirds that breed here include the great spotted woodpecker, blackcap, sedge warbler, and nuthatch. Water birds use the reed bed.

Map Reference
OS 1:50,000
Sheet No 90
NY 253 231
Yellow Iris by johnd2008Open to members. Non-members need to have a permit-tel. 01539 816 300 for details.
North of Keswick off the A66 is a minor road signed for Portinscale and Lingholm Gardens. Drive past Derwent marina, reserve immediately on the left; limited parking.

Photos courtesy of Bill Wakefield , Jason Rome , John D 2008 .

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