65 per cent of our visitors say the spectacular scenery is why they travel to the Lake District and 87 per cent confirm they go for a walk. No surprise then that a people counter on a footpath in Wasdale clocked 28,616 walkers in June 2005!
However popularity has its drawbacks. Erosion scars caused by the passage of millions of feet can damage the landscape irrevocably.
A partnership project involving ourselves, the National Trust and Natural England has been addressing the problem over recent years. It:
There are volunteering and training opportunities, educational visits and events and activities for everyone to get busy!