The Lake District Osprey Project is a partnership between the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) with fantastic support from many volunteers. The partnership aims to ensure the continued success of breeding ospreys at Bassenthwaite; to assist with natural colonisation elsewhere in the Lakes; and to provide visitors to the Lakes with the opportunity to see and find out more about ospreys.
Ospreys have been breeding near Bassenthwaite Lake since 2001 and are currently using a nest near the Lake. The nest has a High Definition camera, which sends live pictures to the osprey exhibition area at the Forest Centre at Whinlatter. Live images can also be seen at the open air viewpoints at Dodd Wood via the project iPad, sponsored by the Lake District Community Fund.