Outdoor leaders are being called on to return to classroom learning in a bid to help visitors appreciate the stunning Lake District landscape.
Free training is on offer from the Lake District National Park’s learning service to help inspire the next generation of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.
Successful courses have already taken place and the net is now widening to encourage as many activity providers as possible to make use of the stimulating, relevant two-hour instruction sessions.
Lake District National Park Authority’s learning co-ordinator Anne Blackburn said it was an invaluable opportunity not just to help students, but for those inspiring them about the precious environment.
She said: “We have already held successful two-hour courses at Coniston and Borrowdale.The next is at the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole on April 26.
“Thousands of people come to the Lake District every year, either on residential courses or holiday and for many it’s the beginning of a lifelong love of the area.
“If we can help leaders understand the issues, activities and practical ways of looking after the landscape, it augers well for the future.”
Anyone interested in joining the next session should contact Anne on 01539 792895.