Bowber Head Farm cam

Welcome to our live streaming from Bowber Head Farm Nature Reserve

This camera provides a view of the barn at Bowber Head Farm Nature Reserve.  This is a new nature reserve for Cumbria Wildlife Trust (since 2019) and so we need to discover the wildlife that already lives here. 

Spotted wildlife? Please tell us...

Please tell us your wildlife sightings when watching Bowber Cam by commenting below (with the date and time and a screen shot if possible).

You may see bats emerging under the slates at dusk or jackdaws, and barn owl swooping in.

There are many rare species of flora on the farm, but the quality of the meadows has been in decline over the last 20 years.  Please will you make a donation to help restore the northern hay meadows and carry out the work needed at Bowber Head Farm? Click the button below to find out more about what we want to do for wildlife and people here.

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Join in the conversation

If you have any questions for us do send them in via our Twitter page @CumbriaWildlife or commenting below and we'll come back to you as soon as we can.

If you see anything of interest whilst watching this pond cam feel free to comment below, with a screen grab too if possible.

About this web cam location

This web cam live streams from Bowber Head Farm Nature Reserve, a traditional small-holding, home to one of the rarest and most threatened wildlife habitats in Cumbria: northern upland hay meadows.

Bowber Head Farm cam has been made possible by funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund and is powered by StreamDays.

Troubleshooting playback issues

We have recently moved the cameras to HTML5 player so viewers would need to click the play button to watch the live stream.

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Why doesn't it work on a Flash player?

The live streaming is no longer compliant with Flash because Adobe is phasing the Flash plugin out.  Unfortunately not all browsers are fully HTML5 compatible.

For example, you may find on one mobile device that Google Chrome browser will work fine, but then not on another mobile device; the reason for this is that different devices only have certain versions available, which again make some devices compatible and others not. 

Streamdays recommends that users ensure that their device and browser are up to date. 

Samsung users:

Please try the native built in browser which is called “internet” that is also compatible. 

Android users:

Both Firefox and Samsung internet seem to work.  Google Chrome and Microsoft Bing appear to be incompatible. 

Mac users:

If your playback settings do not allow the option to enlarge the screen to full, please update Safari browser on your Mac to the latest version which should resolve the issue.

If you are still experiencing playback issues please email us at and we'll do our best to help - thank you and enjoy!

Help improve the meadows at Bowber Head Farm Nature Reserve

Your donation will be put to conservation work at Bowber Head Farm Nature Reserve.
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