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.

Preliminary figures will be available in December 2018 and the full report published in March 2019.

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 2018

This report provides an overview of the state of the Lake District National Park in 2018, based on a range of historic indicator data identified in the management plan for the park (the Lake District National Park Partnership’s Plan)

This is the first time the Lake District National Park State of the Park report has sought to collate and interpret such a broad range of data to provide a picture of the health of the Park. The data collected is all secondary data, i.e. collected primarily for another purpose but cut to the Park boundary. The use of data in this way comes with caveats and should not be used in isolation. Where there are specific concerns or anomalies these are highlighted against the relevant indicator / data set in the evidence compendium (section 3).

The strategic challenges and issues identified in the State of the Park  forms the key evidence base to inform the next management plan for the park. The Lake District National Park Partnership are currently developing a new plan to address some of the issues and challenges identified in the State of the Park report.

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