Barkbooth Lot

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Barkbooth Lot comprises a small enclosure of rough fell land, an area of oak woodland a meadow and a small area of larch plantation. The woodland is predominantly oak and birch with ash, rowan and sycamore over an understorey of bluebells and bracken, with bilberry dominating in places. Alder dominates in the wetter areas and along the course of Arndale Beck that flows through the southwest corner of the reserve. A large pond is situated in the middle of the wood. The range of habitats allows suitable conditions for a huge diversity of species including many plants, mammals, birds invertebrates and fungi.

The woodland holds a rich woodland bird fauna including greater spotted and green woodpecker, nuthatch, buzzard and sparrow hawk as well as the normal tits, warblers and finches.

Roe and red deer. High brown and dark green fritillary, four spotted chaser, downy emerald and emperor dragonfly. Bluebells and woodland birds can be seen here.

There are a number of paths and tracks including a 2km circular route of the whole reserve

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From Bowness-on-Windermere take the A5074 towards Crosthwaite. South of Winster, just after the Damson Dene Hotel, take a sharp right hand turn and follow this minor road for 0.8km/0.5 miles


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