Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Important notice -

The west shore path is open but please be aware the surfaces won’t be as good as usual, following storm damage.

Classic south Lakeland countryside with views of the fells and lakes

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Things to see and do

The ribbon is cut to open Claife Viewing Station, Cumbria

Welcome to Claife Viewing Station! 

We're so excited that Claife Viewing Station is now fully open to visitors, after a two year project to bring it back to life. See how we celebrated the official opening in this short video.

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

What's on 

Family walking near Wray Castle on the west shore of Windermere, Cumbria.

What's on 

We've got lots planned for 2016, why not join us to discover this special part of the Lake District.

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Eating

Scones for sale at a National Trust café

The café in the courtyard 

Stop by our cosy cafe in the courtyard on Windermere's west shore; the cafe will be open every day through winter from 10.30am - 4pm, so it's perfect for fuelling up after walks and bike rides.

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

History

View of snow covered hills, looking north from Claife Viewing Station, Cumbria

Claife Viewing Station 

Walk in the footsteps of the original tourists to the Lake District and ponder at the concept of a purpose built monument to view the landscape of Lake Windermere.

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Our work

South Lakes ranger putting in new bench on shore of Windermere, Cumbria

See what we've been getting up to 

Our Rangers work hard to care for the landscape around Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore. Take a look at how they're improving the countryside; and if you see them on a walk - say hello!