We are, quite simply, unique. We're also living proof that ‘visitor payback’ fundraising can make a real difference to landscape conservation. In recognition of this fact we've won quite a few accolades.

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We currently hold a CBEN Silver award and are in the process of attaining a Gold award. Our Environmental Audit assesses our environmental performance of our office and how we operate as an organisation. We are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact and make our operations more sustainable.






  • Tourism for Tomorrow Finalist 2011 - Destination Stewardship (more info)
  • Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award 2010 - Best Destination (Winner) (more info)
  • First Choice Responsible Tourism Award 2005 (Highly Commended)
  • Business in the Community The Sieff Award 2003 (Winner)
  • British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow 2002 (Highly Commended)
  • British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow 2000 (Winner)
  • British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow 1997 (Highly Commended)

Cited as an example of best practice by a range of Regional and National strategic planning bodies, including:

  • North West Regional Development Agency in ‘Marketing the Natural Environment’ Report 
  • Natural England in ‘Vital Uplands’
  • Cumbria Tourism
  • National Trust
  • Lake District National Park
  • Commission for Rural Communities ‘The Future for England’s Upland Communities’
  • Bowles Green Report, ‘Major Sports Events Strategy’