Woodland management and creation for bio diversity, carbon capture and wildlife protection.
At the Lake District foundation, we love our lakes, and we know you do to. They are a great source of beauty, recreation and cultural heritage but unfortunately, they are under threat from pollution, invasive species, and climate change. Let’s work together to care for our Lakes.
Sadly over the last 70 years our hedgerows have become significantly reduced both in the length and in quality. Now seems a really excellent opportunity to engage and support farmers, landowners and communities to reinstate and improve their hedgerows.
The Lake District and Cumbria is a haven for camping and boating, and it is great to get out into nature. But it’s important to know about Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and how to prevent it.
According to the NHS, there are around 60 deaths from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales every year, and about 200 people are left seriously ill, while 4,000 people are treated in hospital. Learn how to keep you and your family safe from Carbon Monoxide poisoning by following the guidance
The Lake District fells are enjoyed by millions of walkers every year.
But the high level paths can be surprisingly fragile and the sheer number of visitors leave a mark on the landscape.
Anyone who loves spending time in the hills will want to support the Fix the Fells campaign, providing clear, safe footpaths for years to come.
Fix the Fells is a partnership programme between the Lake District National Park, National Trust, Natural England, Lake District Foundation, Friends of the Lake District and Cumbria County Council to repair erosion scars which have developed over the years, and to make sure that these scars are prevented in the future.
The Lake District fells are enjoyed by millions of walkers every year but the high level paths can be surprisingly fragile and the sheer number of visitors leave a mark on the landscape. Over time grass is compacted by heavy foot traffic and dies. Heavy rainfall quickly washes away the exposed soil down the steep slopes into streams, rivers and eventually the lakes, where the increased amount of silt causes havoc for fish and other species.
The work being done aims to prevent this loss of grass and soil by designing and creating paths that are resilient to wear and tear and reduce the impact on the surrounding landscape. On steep slopes you may see ‘pitching’ where stone has been laid, while on less steep slopes the paths may have been repaired by a ‘soil inversion’ technique with the aid of a digger.
More information on the Fix the Fells Website