Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Colourful Viewing Station with endless lake views and waterside paths

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Things to see and do 

Two ladies walking with dogs at Claife Viewng Station

A dog friendly day out 

Four legged friends are welcome on the west shore of Windermere.

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore

Eating

Scones for sale at a National Trust café

The café in the courtyard 

The cosy café in the courtyard is open everyday; weekdays 10am - 4.30pm and weekends 10am - 5pm.

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!

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An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.