‘We’re ready for the summer’ is the message from the Lake District National Park as schools across the country break up and businesses in the park prepare themselves for the key visitor season.
The Lake District was hit hard by last winter’s floods, but the National Park, together with businesses and communities, have worked hard to repair as much as possible in time to welcome visitors this summer.
“With more than 17million visitors to the Lake District every year, we know how important the summer season is for everyone who visits, works and lives in the national park,” said Graham Standring, Area Ranger for the Lake District National Park. “We’ve prioritised the most damaged routes and while there’s still work to do, we will have repaired 14 key sites by the end of July, meaning the vast majority of the park is open and ready to welcome visitors.”
Nigel Wilkinson of Windermere Lake Cruises and chair of the Lake District National Park Business Task Force has already seen visitors making the most of the recent good weather in the Lakes.
Nigel said: “Businesses have moved on, they’re working together to let visitors know they’re open and are looking forward to the summer. I think the Lake District this summer is definitely the place to be.”
Visitors to the Lake District can find out which rights of way are still affected by using the LDNP interactive rights of way map.