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Breakfast With Red Squirrels

  • Location Penrith
  • Price from £30.00
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Digital detox
  • Bucket list


Immerse yourself in the arboreal life of the Red Squirrel, in the mossy woodlands of RSPB Haweswater in the eastern Lake District National Park. Based from Wild Intrigue’s comfortable Woodland Wildlife Hide in beautiful Naddle Forest, you will spend a morning watching the antics of Red Squirrels whilst enjoying a locally sourced, cold breakfast board. 

With intimate views from the hide, and the shared expertise of a Wild Intrigue guide, you will discover the fascinating ecology of the Red Squirrel and its woodland home along with an array of birdlife. 

Scampering Red Squirrels in treetops were once a common sight throughout the whole of the UK, with historic population estimated at 3.5 million individuals. Now, due to the pressures of reduced food, habitat availability and disease, largely brought by the introduction of the North American Grey Squirrels, the UK Red Squirrel population has dramatically declined to 120,000 individuals, with only around 15,000 Reds remaining in England.

But there is hope! Scotland and Northern England remain strongholds for Red Squirrels, with teams of dedicated conservationists working together to protect the scamping of Reds in our treetops for future generations to enjoy. 

The work undertaken at RSPB Haweswater makes an outstanding contribution to Red Squirrel conservation in in the Lake District National Park. By protecting Naddle Forest, a semi-ancient Atlantic oak woodland, Reds have abundant foraging and nesting opportunities, and by planting tens of thousands of fruit and nut bearing trees over the years, this vital habitat will be expanded and protected to ensure the future survival of Reds Squirrels at Haweswater. 

We are proud to host this experience at RSPB Haweswater. For every Breakfast with Red Squirrels ticket sold, you will be helping to support the conservation of Red Squirrels at this beautiful reserve.

National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Families

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Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Food A locally sourced (cold) breakfast.
  • Drink A selection of hot and cold drinks.
  • Equipment Binoculars will be available for use.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing The experience takes place in the comfortable Wild Intrigue Woodland Wildlife Hide, though it can be chilly in winter months! There will also be the opportunity to discover Red Squirrel habitat on a short woodland walk.
  • Waterproofs It is a short walk to the Woodland Wildlife Hide, so waterproofs are recommended in wet weather.
  • Other As public transport to Haweswater is unavailable, attendees will need to arrive in a car. Bring a camera to capture the experience!


Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Wild Intrigue

Wild Intrigue

Wild Intrigue is the experience provider for Breakfast With Red Squirrels