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Resources for visitors

Follow the hints and tips below to look after this precious place, and fill your holiday with new experiences at the same time!


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The best way to discover The Lake District's true character - the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside - is to get out there and explore! Leave your car behind, avoid the stress of traffic jams and parking charges, and discover another side to this special place on foot, bus, bike or boat. Download our See More Lake District app, take a look at our car free guides, or visit the GoLakesTravel website for more ideas.
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No trip to Cumbria is complete without some Lake loving! The lakes are beautiful and inspiring, but they are also fragile and need our help. Lakes like Windermere are susceptible to toxic blue green algae blooms due to pollution from phosphates found in some household products. Luckily there are p-free products available, and many local businesses such as cafes and hotels have made the switch! Ask your accomodation provider if they are using p-free products and look out for the Love Your Lakes Approved businesses, or if you are going self-catered choose phosphate free dishwashing products.
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Support green and responsible businesses
Browse our Green Directory - all of the businesses listed are members of Nurture Lakeland and are part of a dynamic network supporting the sustainability of tourism across Cumbria. Our members will satisfy your eco-conscience! Look out for the Visit Give Protect logo on your visit, or make an online donation, to support local projects that benefit the community and environment.


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Cumbria is the third largest county in England so there's plenty to explore. How about visiting the quieter corners of the county, such as the beautiful Eden Valley to the east. You'll find everything you need to know and more on our Nurture Eden pages.




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

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