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Breakfast with Red Squirrels

A breakfast buffet in wild company

Immerse yourself in the arboreal life of the Red Squirrel, in the mossy woodlands of Wild 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 on this beautiful RSPB reserve.

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 Wild 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 Wild Haweswater, a pioneering landscape of nature recovery in the Lake District National Park. For every Breakfast with Red Squirrels ticket sold, you will be helping to support the conservation of Red Squirrels at this beautiful reserve.


Breakfast with Red Squirrels

£55.00 per person


Location & Dates

2024 dates are sold out! 2025 dates will be released in early June.


RSPB Haweswater, Penrith, Lake District National Park

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Proudly supporting the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) at Wild Haweswater and Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group.

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Breakfast with Red Squirrels is an unforgettable, guided experience, where you are invited to share an exclusive morning in the company of one of the Lake District's most iconic species, based from Wild Intrigue's comfortable Woodland Wildlife Hide at RSPB Haweswater. Whilst watching the antics of the Red Squirrels and other woodland wildlife, you can leisurely graze a locally sourced, cold breakfast board packed with delicious treats, accompanied by fresh coffee, tea and fresh orange juice.


This Mini Exped is based at RSPB Haweswater in the eastern Lake District National Park, near Penrith.

Address: RSPB Haweswater, Naddle Farm, Burnbanks, Bampton, Penrith,  CA10 2RL

Additional details on meeting your Wild Intrigue guide will be provided upon booking.

Accommodation Tips

Accommodation is not provided on Mini Expeds, however there are a variety of excellent accommodation providers around Haweswater. Attendees of our Breakfast with Red Squirrels experiences will receive an exclusive discount code for The Mardale Inn, a beautiful community-owned pub near Haweswater.

Get in touch with Wild Intrigue for tips on other accommodation options.

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