State of the Park Report

State of the Lake District National Park Report

Why do we have one?

As a National Park it is important that we monitor the condition of the Lake District over time. The State of the Park report's purpose is to provide as good a picture as possible of the Lake District, particularly in relation to the special qualities of the National Park. It contains information from a range of sources. However, it is important to understand that we cannot measure everything. Also the things we do measure should be relevant over a long period of time.

This report helps us and our partners see:

  • what the changes and trends are
  • what issues and gaps there are which need investigating or addressing
  • how the work we're doing is working towards the Vision for the National Park

The report informs the five yearly review of the Partnership's Plan.

The next State of the Park Report will be produced in 2018.

What is measured?

The State of the National Park Report summarises the condition of the National Park using a variety of indicators. These include:

  • 21 indicators of success from the Partnership's Plan, monitoring progress against the Partnership's targets for 2015
  • additional supporting indicators to monitor the special qualities of the National Park and the outcomes and delivery aims of the Vision.

Reports

State of the Park Report 2013

State of the Park Report 2012

The State of the Park Report (March 2012) was the Lake District National Park Partnership's first State of the National Park Report which is now updated annually.

State of the Park Report 2005