The Park enjoys a quiet, family orientated character set amongst ancient woodland providing shelter and a managed environment for wildlife. The conservation contribution that the Park has achieved, have brought a reward of Gold status under the David Bellamy Award scheme every year since 2000. In 2017 we were awarded our first Honey Bee and Wildflower Awards. The Park also continues to support a voluntary fund-raising scheme for other conservation projects in the Ullswater Valley through the Lake District Foundation such as the restoration of Ullswater Way footpaths.
The Ullswater valley has a rich biodiversity of wildlife whose ancient woodlands and fells provide breeding habitats for some of our rarer species such as red deer, red squirrels and barnacle geese. There is a vast array of species that live within and around the Park itself including red squirrels.
We take pride in our Park and by preserving and enhancing the environment around us and communicating this message to our customers, engaging the sense of the community the Park offers. View our environmental policy here.
Waterfoot Park is working with the Lake District Foundation to help protect the environment and the beautiful places you love to visit here in Cumbria. The Lake District Foundation's main aim is that the Lake District will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, and a place where a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities come together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage. A couple of their recently funded projects include Red Squirrel Conservation, and Fix the Fells.
If you would like to donate you can do so online here, or download their brochure here. How to donate can be found here. Please email us if you have any queries or questions about the Lake District Foundation or the donation process.
This year, donations made from our guests will be going towards helping the Lake District Foundation support the Lake District National Park Authority on their shared goals of improving the Lake District and to deliver more sustainable tourism programs.