Bird-Watching Caravan Park near the Lake District

Hawthorns Caravan Park in Lancashire is a wonderful place for bird-watching enthusiasts. The park boasts a variety of bird species that can be spotted in their natural habitat. From blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, robins, blackbirds, sparrows, dunnocks, wrens, goldfinches, chaffinches, wrens to woodpeckers, there are many birds to look out for.

One of the recent additions to the park’s bird population is a lovely family of bullfinches. They have been successful in rearing their young at Hawthorns, and it has been a delight to see them grow over time. In addition to the bullfinches, the park is also home to a family of mallard ducks. Watching their young grow from cute little ducklings to fully grown adults has been an amazing experience for us. This is actually the 3rd time that we have had a successful clutch of ducklings at the park.

If you’re looking for a picturesque home-away-from home where you can indulge in your bird-watching hobbies, look no further than Hawthorns Park. As a multi-award-winning caravan park, we pride ourselves on offering our guests a truly unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of Lancashire, our park is situated right on the border of the stunning county of Cumbria, which is home to the breath-taking Lake District.

As you arrive at our park, you’ll be greeted by beautifully landscaped grounds that are simply a joy to explore. To the north, you’ll find bluebell woods, which add a touch of enchantment to your surroundings. Meanwhile, to the south and west, you’ll be rewarded with open vistas of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Hills, providing you with ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

Whether you’re an avid bird-watcher or simply enjoy observing the local wildlife, Hawthorns Park is the perfect place to indulge in your passion. With so many beautiful landscapes to explore, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to discover new species and marvel at the natural beauty of the area.

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Bird Watching in Lancashire

If you’re a birdwatching enthusiast, you’ll be happy to know that the county is home to some of the best birdwatching sites in the UK, including the famous Leighton Moss Bird Reserve. Located only a stone’s throw away from Hawthorns Caravan Park, this reserve is the largest reedbed in north-west England and is home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits, and marsh harriers.

Leighton Moss also offers guided walks and plenty of experts to answer your questions and lend helpful advice, making it a great day out for new enthusiasts and expert birdwatchers alike. With three hides available, you may even spot a bittern, one of our shyest birds, or in Autumn, thousands of starlings on their migration route.

But Leighton Moss isn’t the only place to see birds in Lancashire. There are several other nature reserves within a 15-minute drive from us, including Gait Barrows, Trowbarrow Quarry, and Warton Crag, all of which are fantastic and definitely worth a visit.

Gait Barrows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to some of the rarest species in the UK, including the high brown fritillary butterfly and the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly, as well as a variety of birds such as the wood warbler, spotted flycatcher, and redstart.

Trowbarrow Quarry is a former limestone quarry that has been transformed into a nature reserve. It’s an excellent spot for birdwatching, with a diverse range of species, including the peregrine falcon, buzzard, and kestrel.

Warton Crag is a limestone hill that’s home to a variety of plants and animals. It’s a great place to spot birds such as the raven, green woodpecker, and stonechat.

So whether you’re a seasoned birdwatcher or just starting out, Lancashire has plenty of great spots to explore and add to your birding list.

Bird Watching in the Lake District

The Lake District is a prime destination for bird watchers all over the world. Renowned for its stunning landscapes and beautiful scenery, the region is also home to a diverse range of bird species, making it a haven for bird enthusiasts. The Lake District National Park alone is home to over 200 bird species, including the rare and elusive golden eagle, peregrine falcon, and osprey.

One of the best places to observe these birds is at the RSPB Haweswater, where visitors can observe the magnificent sight of ospreys fishing in the lake. The Haweswater Nature Reserve is also home to a variety of other bird species, including redstarts, tree pipits, and crossbills.

Another great spot for bird watching is the Tarn Hows, which is surrounded by woodland and has a variety of bird species, including the common sandpiper, spotted flycatcher, and grey wagtail.

In addition to these locations, there are many other bird watching opportunities throughout the Lake District. With its stunning scenery, diverse range of bird species, and a variety of habitats, the region is truly a paradise for bird enthusiasts.

Some of the bird life you can see around Hawthorns Park

If you’re interested in owning a holiday home with us, we’d love to show you around our caravan park. Our guided tour will give you a first-hand experience of what it’s like to stay with us. You might even be lucky enough to spot some of the fascinating bird life that surrounds the park during your tour.

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