Where To See Red Squirrels
Red Squirrels can be seen throughout the northern England. Here are a few places where you are most likely to spot them. To find out more details, please click on the name which will take you to the appropriate website. You can also download a map below.
Whinlatter Forest Park Keswick
Whinlatter Red Squirrel Experience in the Visitor Centre. Red Squirrels can also be seen within the forest on any of the forest walks
Reds are regularly fed by hotel staff in the grounds.
4-5 red squirrels seen daily - almost guaranteed viewing!
Two dedicated feeding stations in the grounds of the museum. You are almost guaranteed to see reds.
Kielder Castle Kielder
Red Squirrel World Information Room and dedicated hide.
Kielder Water & Forest Park Kielder
Take a short stroll through woodland to the wildlife hide where red squirrels are often seen on feeders.
Howick Hall Gardens & Aboretum Alnwick
Approximately 11,000 trees and shrubs in 65 acres of woodland with red squirrels too.
An award winning museum with red squirrels in the grounds. A great family day out.
A SSSI overlooking Derwent Reservoir. Lots to see here, including red squirrels!
National Trust Formby
Stunning coastline with large areas of beaches, sand dunes and pine woods where reds live.
Simon Phillpott's purpose built red squirrel hide - a great opportunity to get the perfect red squirrel photo. There is a charge for using the hide.
A dedicated red squirrel viewing area. With luck you may also see roe deer, along with a variety of woodland birds such as siskin, lesser redpoll and perhaps even a common crossbill.