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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. 

Our Woman at the Top

Posted by Penny McMullen on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

Our Woman at the Top

Hello! My name's Sarah and I'm an Upland Ranger. Strange way to start a blog I bet you're thinking, but I'm the only female Upland Ranger in the Lakes and quite probably one of the very few that exist around the UK, and I want to give you a little insight into my world...

China Musings from Helen Moriarty

Posted by Sophie Cade on Friday, 27 June 2014.

China Musings from Helen Moriarty

Ni Hao!

It’s good to be gracing Nurture Lakeland’s blog once again with this latest musing about my Chinese adventures, big thanks to the current Nurture team! A big thank you also to Dr Richard Kirkby who (whilst volunteering on the brilliant Love Your Lakes project many moons ago) suggested I focus on the growing Chinese market for my MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. From blue green algae beginnings to a recent lecture trip to Nanjing University, Richard and I have Nurture Lakeland to thank for the introduction!

A fair deal for Cumbria

Posted by Sophie Cade on Wednesday, 18 June 2014.

A fair deal for Cumbria

Most people have heard of Fair Trade goods - tea, coffee, bananas, we all have the choice to make our purchase a responsible one and support those people and communities in receiving a fair deal for their hard work in providing what we want to consume.  Well, here’s some great news - Cumbria is at the forefront of a new international campaign (originally started in France) to promote a new spin on this concept that will support local tourism, ‘Fair Booking’.  

Volunteering at Nurture Lakeland

Posted by Sophie Cade on Friday, 25 April 2014.

Volunteering at Nurture Lakeland

I have been lucky enough to volunteer at Nurture Lakeland for the past three months and have enjoyed every minute of it. Currently studying a BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management in Preston, I volunteer at Nurture Lakeland once a week.

Traditional Building Retrofit Course

Posted by Rick Lomax on Wednesday, 09 April 2014.

Traditional Building Retrofit Course

The Low Carbon Cottages project ran a half day course at the Field Studies Council centre in Threlkeld on 3rd April, to help disseminate some of the learning the project has collated so far. here's how the course went; 

Bogs, why Bother? Guest Blog: David Harpley, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 24 March 2014.

Bogs, why Bother? Guest Blog: David Harpley, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

As an ecologist I'm bound to say that they are brilliant places, full of exciting rare wildlife and generally wonderful and that is all true, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

Bogs are wonderful for wildlife, with insectivorous plants like sundews and butterworts, nesting birds like Curlew and Dunlin and their own specialist butterflies and other insects. These are all great (trust me they are!) but bogs and the peat that makes them up does so much more for us.

It’s ours to look after – so VOTE NOW!

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 17 March 2014.

It’s ours to look after – so VOTE NOW!

"Keep pedalling. Ignore the howling wind in your face. Enjoy the spring sunshine and the amazing views. Nearly there. Last push. Done it!" That was the stream of internal instructions I was giving myself as my legs forced my bike up Askham Fell yesterday afternoon. It was the second part of a running/mountain biking training session and boy, was the effort worth it for the glorious, free-wheeling downhill descent!

 

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