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A piece of the Lake District is the perfect Christmas gift

Photo shows a bridge that has been built by park rangers at Sour Milk Ghyll, Buttermere, thanks to generous donations made to the Lake District National Park.

Lake District National Park is offering people the chance to give a truly personal and memorable gift this Christmas. What’s even better, all proceeds from these gifts go straight back into the Lake District National Park to protect this beautiful landscape for seasons to come.

This Christmas, gift-seekers will have the opportunity to choose a place, person or project in the Lake District and make it personal to a loved one by making a donation and marking the occasion with a special message.

More than 3,100km of paths and bridleways are maintained in the National Park and due to the volume of visitors and the Cumbrian climate, repairs and improvements are required constantly.

Lake District National Park Project Ranger, Phil Clague said: “This Christmas people can choose a location or item to sponsor, or even the valuable work of our apprentices and rangers.

“Along with all sponsorship opportunities people can add a small engraved plaque or a message to our website to show their support making this a perfect gift idea.”

The Lake District National Park welcomes 18 million visitors every year and since it became a World Heritage Site this year that number is set to rise, meaning donations are more vital than ever to protect the beautiful landscape. Visitors and residents can support the maintenance of the area in a unique way by buying a gift for a loved one that is guaranteed to be memorable.

Find out more about making a donation and sponsoring a piece of the Lake District National Park at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/donations.

There are plenty more ways to get festive in the Lakes this Christmas by gifting limited edition products and Lake District experiences such as winter skills and navigation courses, of which every penny will go back into protecting the National Park. Find the full list of gift options at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/festivelakes.

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