Help play your part this Lake District Summer

Published on: 25 Jul 2019

Plastic Waste in Buttermere.

As the weather warms and school holidays begin, the Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to play their part in helping look after the national park and internationally-recognised World Heritage Site.

The National Park is asking people to follow seven simple steps this summer:

  1. Be prepared when heading out for your adventure
  2. Choose a more environmentally-friendly way to travel to and around the national park, such as train or bike
  3. Stay safe on the water
  4. Leave no trace and take your litter home
  5. Protect the park from fire – most landowners no longer allow campfires and barbecues
  6. Reduce, reuse, recycle - reduce the plastics entering our world-class environment
  7. Stick to the paths and help minimise erosion and habitat damage

Lake District National Park’s Steve Gaskell, of Park Management, says:

“The Lake District is one of the country’s most well-loved destinations and we welcome everyone who comes to explore and enjoy the national park, but we all need to play our part to keep it special. Whether it’s being better prepared for your adventure, cutting your carbon emissions when travelling or simply sticking to the paths, we’re asking people to take a moment to consider how they could help look after the national park, not just now but for years to come.   

‘Your park is for life – play your part this #LakeDistrictSummer’ is a summer campaign using social media and online content and aimed at encouraging responsible behaviour during the busy summer holiday period and beyond. The campaign uses striking imagery to create a vision of what the impact on the environment could be, if people don’t make a change.

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Photo shows fake plastic waste in Buttermere as part of the #LakeDistrictSummer campaign.

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