What we do / News / Blog

Blog

£40,000 towards projects in Ullswater

Posted by Penny McMullen on Monday, 23 March 2015.

£40,000 towards projects in Ullswater

Guest Blog from Rachel Bell, Ullswater Steamers

In 1998, we at Ullswater 'Steamers' were one of the first tourism operators in the Lake District to introduce a visitor donation scheme with proceeds from fares given funding access and conservation projects in the Ullswater Valley. This continues today with every passenger fare carried between our piers of Howtown and Glenridding generating a 10p donation for conservation work in the area.

Beds in the Byre

Posted by Penny McMullen on Monday, 23 March 2015.

Beds in the Byre

Guest blog from Alice Robinson, Widewath Farm

Beds now replace cows in the byre at Widewath Farm, so when you take a holiday here you may find yourself sleeping in Widewath Sheila's bed (best in Sedbergh Show, 1952)!

Driving Less and Seeing More - A Community Perspective

Posted by Sarah Dale on Tuesday, 10 March 2015.

Driving Less and Seeing More - A Community Perspective

As the Go Lakes Travel Programme draws to a close, and we look forward to rolling the project to a wider area in See More Cumbria, I’ve been asked to reflect on the successes so far and think about what we can learn for the future.

Resolutions!

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Monday, 19 January 2015.

Resolutions!

Just before Christmas we heard that the Lake District had secured a place in the top 100 most Sustainable Destinations in the world. We hope that our business fundraisers and beneficiary projects which work to keep this place special are basking in the 'green glow' of the award!

And there's lots more that we can do to ensure the Lake District and Cumbria remain an exceptional place to visit by inspiring visitors to care for it. As January is always

Dare to dream

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Friday, 28 November 2014.

Dare to dream

We’ve just completed our autumn round of calls to the businesses that help us to fundraise for local environment projects. It’s good to hear that they’ve all had a good season – and it looks as though, by the end of the year, we will be slightly up on last year’s grand total of £111k... 

Low Carbon Cottages by low carbon means

Posted by Rachel Marshall on Friday, 14 November 2014.

Low Carbon Cottages by low carbon means

Sailing along the country lanes near Penrith on my bike, the sun shining and a chocolate brownie in my pocket I was truly enjoying my new role at Nurture Lakeland as the Low Carbon Cottages project officer. I was on my way to visit two of the cottages in our study group and catch up on their retrofit experiences over the summer.....

Cumbrian Lakes and Chinese Mountains

Posted by Julia Guckian on Thursday, 09 October 2014.

Cumbrian Lakes and Chinese Mountains

The economic growth of China in recent years has been legendary. While the disparities between the rich and the poor remain, there is little doubt that the population as a whole is better off. The country’s road, rail and airport infrastructure is comprehensive and domestic tourism is starting to soar as the Chinese prosper and enjoy more leisure time. This phenomenal growth has already begun to evolve into outbound travel, which is increasing by more than 22 per cent each year. 

It's a delicate balance...

Posted by Sophie Cade on Monday, 29 September 2014.

It's a delicate balance...

I love going on holiday and visiting new places, whether it’s a weekend away camping just an hour down the road or a special trip to some far flung place. My one downfall though, where ever I find myself in my ‘tourist’ shoes, is that I cannot help thinking about tourism’s impacts on the area and looking out for responsible tourism initiatives and practices -I stay in a hotel and find my critical eye wandering over the public transport information…! Anyway, embarrassing confession aside... 

Pedal power

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Monday, 01 September 2014.

Pedal power

Cycling is important to me personally because it's low cost, low environmental impact and brings high health benefits. It's my outdoor gym. Since I started cycle commuting between Kendal and the Nurture Lakeland office in Staveley I've added another couple of benefits to my list – picking...

Still pinching myself after just over three weeks as the new Director at Nurture Lakeland

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Monday, 21 July 2014.

Still pinching myself after just over three weeks as the new Director at Nurture Lakeland

How lucky I am to be able to both live in, and work for, Cumbria’s natural environment. 

 

Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7RL     T. 01539 822622    E. info@nurturelakeland.org  get directions >

Nurture Lakeland is a part of Nurture Cumbria, a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1130453 and company number 3317259

photography featured in top header courtesy of  James Bell PhotographyJames Bell Photography