Squirrels Spotted

Squirrels spotted near Riverside B & B.

We have been at Riverside for 2 years and the time has flown by! We have cycled, walked, sailed, kayaked but in all that time we have not seen a red squirrel until…

We decided to put that right and went to Allan Bank in Grasmere where there is a squirrel walk and indeed we spotted some. It is a great National Trust property where you can just relax, make a cup of tea and sit in a deck chair and watch the world go by.

red squirrels collecting nuts

We went to Dodd Wood in Whinlatter Forest and spotted some more. I you like mountain biking this is the place for you with lots of trails varying in difficulty.

Just down the road from us in Loughrigg Ghyll there were some more; this time a family. It seems that we were not looking hard enough.

If you want to find out more about red squirrels there is the Westmorland Red Squirrel Society.

Report any red squirrel sightings to them as this is an important part of their conservation work. They also mention not feeding any of the greys.

About Richard & Diney

Richard & Diney met whilst working in London and moved to the Lake District in the summer of 2015. Moving to Ambleside was a quick and easy decision to make with planning taking place in the autumn of 2014. Richard spent the best part of 25 years in the world of finance before seeing the light and moving to Cumbria, while Diney’s love of the Lake District began during her first catering job working at the Outward Bound Centre in Eskdale.