Otters return to Lakeside for the winter

Otters return to Lakeside for the winter

If you need something to warm your heart on a cold winter morning, then what better than this glimpse of otters playing near Lakeside.

Our location, on the shore of Lake Windermere, means that we’re surrounded by a wealth of wildlife. The otters have been visiting at this time of year for several seasons now, presumably to spend the winter months fishing in Windermere.

5 otter facts

  • Otters do not have blubber. To keep warm their fur is denser than any other animal on Earth.
  • Otters can remain underwater for to 4 minutes and dive to a depth of 300 feet.
  • Male otters are called boars, females are called sows, their young are called pups and they live in a holt.
  • An otter’s tail is approximately a third of its body length. It uses its tail for swimming and to protect itself.
  • Otters are highly intelligent and are known to use tools to help them hunt and feed.
Otter video snapshot

Feel better by getting back to nature

Research from Natural England* has shown that getting back to nature and spending time in the outdoors offers numerous physical and mental health benefits, not to mention enhanced learning opportunities.

Why not see how you and your family could benefit from an outdoor adventure holiday at Lakeside. Find out more by calling 01539 539000 or emailing lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org.

*https://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/7005

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