Langdale's Conservation Projects in the Lake District
As part of our commitment to protect the Lake District landscape
an optional donation of £2.00 will be added to you bill which
goes to local environment and conservation projects. This can be
removed at check in.
As part of our commitment to conserving the local
landscape we support the following projects:
'Our man at the Top' - Footpath Repair by Langdale
Langdale has raised over £177,710 to regenerate
footpaths in the Langdale Valley.
The ‘Fix the Fells’ project is a £5
million scheme 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 is visited by millions of visitors every year, and
every day you will see walkers enjoying the beauty of the fells.
These high level paths are surprisingly fragile, however, and the
sheer number of visitors leaves a mark on the landscape.
Over time, grass is compacted by feet, and worn
away. Because of the steepness of the hills, what then happens
is our traditional
Lakeland weather (rain!) starts to wash the soil away, down into
the bottom of the valleys. This extra soil washes into the streams,
and ends up in lakes where the situation 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 reduce the
amount of wear
and tear on the surrounding landscape. On the steeper slopes, you’ll
see ‘pitching’ where stone has been laid, and on less
steep slopes paths have been created with the aid of diggers.
Love Your Lakes
The Love Your Lakes campaign works with local
businesses, residents and visitors to reduce the amount of damaging
into the lakes. By taking simple steps we can all love our
The 'Natural England Vital Uplands Project' is
a nationwide plan creating a vision for the sustainable management
of the uplands
over the next fifty years. It's wide reaching remit
ensure the sustainable production of food, wood and other
View Langdale's latest footpath repair project update
Red Alert - Red Squirrel Conservation
Langdale has been helping to raise money and awareness for the project of these