Helping to protect the Lake District National Park
The park is set amongst ancient woodland in the Ullswater valley, which provide the perfect habitat for all sorts of wildlife, from red squirrels to barnacle geese. Every year since 2000, we've been awarded Gold status under the David Bellamy Award scheme for our work on conservation and, in 2017, we were awarded our first Honey Bee and Wildflower Awards.
Over the years, we've also contributed to various fundraising schemes, including the restoration of Ullswater Way footpaths. We also work in partnership with the Lake District Foundation - a charity committed to sustaining the area's spectacular landscape, native wildlife and cultural heritage. To date, we've raised over £3,000 for the charity, which has helped to fund projects such as Red Squirrel Conservation and Fix the Fells.
The new Countryside Code is a fantastic way of quickly summarising the things that you should make sure to do next time you visit. You can view the full code here.