Linskeldfield Tarn Nature Reserve is located at Isel, six miles from the town of Cockermouth, and is set amongst rolling farmland. The reserve comprises of six acres of peat and wetland.
The tarn is home to a variety of wildlife and presents an excellent site for birdwatching, birds to be seen at the reserve include Shelducks, Oyster Catchers, Cormorants, European Widgeon, Whooper Swans, Shovelers, Goldeneye, Gadwell, Pochard, Pintail, Little Grebes, Lapwings, whilst wildlife include Otters and Red Squirrels.
There is a twelve person custom built bird hide and ample free car parking.
Admission to the Nature Reserve if free although donations are welcome. Open:- All year, seven days a week
From Junction 40 of the M6 follow the A66 towards Keswick. After around 15 miles upon reching a large roundabout, take the 3rd exit marked A591 Carlisle. Proceed along this road for about five miles take the left turn for Sunderland, continue along this road until arriving at a T-junction, at which turn right and immediately right again. After a few hundred yards Linskeldfield Tarn will come into view on the right.