• Wildlife at Dale Head Hall

    Wildlife in and around this Lake District Hotel

    Red Squirrels

    Dale Head Hall is situated within an area designated as a red squirrel reserve. They are protected and their habitat is carefully managed and preserved.

    Red squirrels have been found in England since the end of the last Ice Age and are part of our native fauna. The non-native grey squirrel was introduced to England in the late 1870s from America and is the primary cause of decline of the red squirrel. It does so by out-competing red squirrels for food in deciduous and mixed woodlands and transmitting a virus, the squirrel poxvirus, that is lethal to red squirrels.

    If you are walking in woods in around Dale Head Hall and Cumbria keep your eyes peeled for both red and grey squirrels. It is quite easy to tell them apart - but don't rely on the coat colour. The reds are considerably smaller and often have long tufts to their ears. Greys always have small, rounded ears and have white hairs along the edge of the tail, giving the tail a halo.

     

    Red Squirrels frequent visitors on the grounds of Dale Head Hall

    Fishing on Thirlmere at Dale Head Hall

    Dale Head Hall Fishing on Thirlmere. Brown Trout, ferox, pike and perch

    Go fishing at Dale Head Hall

    Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel has teamed up with 'Windermere, Ambleside & District Anglers Association (WADAA) to offer hotel guests some of the best fishing in the Lake District, to be enjoyed either from the lakeshore or a boat.

     

    Enjoy a day of fishing on one of the Lake District's most tranquil lakes. The Hotel holds Corporate membership permits for the use of hotel guests.

     
    Thirlmere, is three miles long and up to 160ft deep in places. Thirlmere contains: brown trout, ferox, pike and perch. Pike tend to be numerous, but on the small side.
     
    Visitors may launch their own boats from Armboth car part but engines, including electric motors, are not permitted.
     
    Thilmere is a large and very scenic lake alongside at A591 between Grasmere and Keswick.
     
    Hellvellyn towers over the easter shore while the west conifer plantations dominate the fells.
     
     

     

    Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel has teamed up with 'Windermere, Ambleside & District Anglers Association (WADAA) to offer hotel guests some of the best fishing in the Lake District, to be enjoyed either from the lakeshore or a boat. Enjoy a day of fishing on one of the Lake District's most tranquil lakes. The Hotel holds Corporate membership permits for the use of hotel guests.

     

     

    Pike caught in the waters of Thirlmere at Dale Head Hall

    Mick Taylor

    WADAA Member

    Monster Pike caught on Thirlmere

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