Birdspotting sites for your stay at the Pheasant Inn

Birdwatching in the Lake District

Here at the Pheasant Inn we're lucky to be surrounded by natural habitats for all types of wildlife… especially native and migrating birds. The nearby lakes, forests, mountains and pastures offer a diverse safari of the feathered kind! So whether you're an avid birdwatcher with all the kit or a beginner keen to spot birds on scenic walks, spread your wings to some of our favourite bird watching sites in the area:


We love Cockermouth!

Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

The peaceful and pretty market town of Cockermouth is just a short drive from The Pheasant Inn, and it's packed with activities for our guests. Cockermouth's slight west location means it can be overlooked by tourists but don't let this fascinating place pass you by! Here are just some of the fun facts we love about our local town:


A day in Keswick is a day well spent…

Panoramic view of Keswick and Derwentwater

When it comes to days out near The Pheasant, Keswick has it all - local independents with Cumbrian welcomes, arts, culture and ancient history plus all the outdoor activities you’d expect from a Lake District town. And it’s a fun day out for dogs too!


Daffodil-hunting near the Pheasant Inn

Yellow Daffodils

Clusters of daffodils and their sunshine-yellow trumpets are a sight for winter-weary eyes this season. We like to think of the Lake District as their spiritual home, as Cumbrian poet William Wordsworth dedicated one of his most famous poems to the cheery flowers.


Christmas in Cumbria

Cockermouth at Christmas

If you're staying with us this Christmas and looking for ways to get into the festive spirit, look no further - we’ve put together a list of our top local Christmassy events to fill your itinerary.

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The Pheasant Inn
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9YE

Tel: +44 (0) 17687 76234
Email: reception@the-pheasant.co.uk

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