Lake District

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Tourism in the Lakes doesn’t enrich local communities | Letters
Letters: Dr Julie Carter says low-paid jobs and higher costs of living are the unfortunate legacy of ever-increasing visitor numbers to the Lake District. Plus Christine Muir on driving on fell tracks

Letters

16, Nov, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Tourists’ cars may be banned from most popular parts of Lake District
National park chief wants to bring in more sustainable transport to stop worsening congestion

Helen Pidd North of England editor

14, Nov, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Homes flooded in Cumbria and agency issues multiple warnings for region
Alert from Environment Agency on continued risk into weekend after heavy rainfall

Helen Pidd and Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

28, Oct, 2021 @10:37 AM

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Peat-based compost used by UK public bodies despite proposed ban
Forestry England among organisations still buying peat, which is UK’s biggest natural store of CO2

Donald Campbell

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Windermere wildlife faces another threat – Lake District tourism | Letters
Letter: The dumping of untreated sewage is harmful, but so too are people’s activities on the water, notes Karen Lloyd

Letters

11, Oct, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Lake District sewage could leave Windermere ‘ecologically dead’
Campaigners say combination of waste from local plant as well as private septic tanks to blame

Helena Horton

08, Oct, 2021 @9:20 AM

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Country diary: my swim with a bloodthirsty hanger-on
Hartsop, Cumbria: I look down and notice a slug-sized, dark brown invertebrate clinging to my leg

Carey Davies

20, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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UK tourism boom sparks backlash against ‘Tripadvisor warriors’
Hospitality staff in areas such as Cornwall and Lake District suffer barrage of complaints from angry and impatient visitors

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

30, Aug, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Surge in Britons booking ahead for UK holidays in 2022
Thousands of bookings taken for next summer as holidaymakers seek to avoid missing out on properties

Lucy Campbell

29, Aug, 2021 @11:41 AM

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The Lake District should be open to all | Letters
Letters: Cumbrian resident John McCurrie says the national park is held back by shortages of infrastructure and imagination. And Michael O’Hara says it’s unfair to point the finger at mountain bikers for damage to the fells

Letters

27, Aug, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Bike broke mountains: high-speed sports are destroying the Lake District’s fells | Letter
Letters: The national park should ban pursuits such as high-speed descents by mountain bikers and green-lane motoring, says Michael Reardon

Letters

24, Aug, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Lake District in peril due to climate emergency and influx of pandemic walkers
Paths have eroded and wildlife at risk as crowds jostle for space amid social distancing

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

17, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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