Red squirrels at Aira Force, Lake District

A red squirrel standing on a tree trunk with a nut in its mouth

Aira Force is a reliable spot for red squirrels and children will enjoy following Cyril’s Red Squirrel Ramble, available from the visitor centre, to try and spot them.

We’re working to encourage the red squirrel population at Aira Force. As well as introducing squirrel feeders and carefully managing the woodland, we’ve been working with the with the Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group whose volunteer squirrel ranger works on land we look after.

Red squirrels can also be spotted at Allan Bank.