Lake District

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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


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


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


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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From Stonehenge to the Lakes: Unesco concerns for UK landmarks
While no world heritage sites are on the ‘in danger’ list, there are concerns about some developments

Georgina Quach

30, Jul, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Drunk swimming a growing danger in the Lake District
After 40 UK drownings in July, national park says TikTok and Instagram are leading visitors to isolated party spots

Helen Pidd North of England editor

25, Jul, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Lake District coach ban would be a start | Brief letters
Brief letters: National park jams | Hiccup cures | Truncated proverbs | Batley and Spen byelection


02, Jul, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Can the British countryside cope this summer?
During the first lockdown, farmer James Rebanks was astonished by a visitor-free Lake District. Ahead of a super-season of domestic tourism, he wonders if there’s a better way

James Rebanks

26, Jun, 2021 @11:30 AM

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