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Cultural value of the Lake District – have your say

Hannah Field

Do you value the Lake District? Here is an opportunity to give your opinion on some of the landscapes in the Lakes and identify the features you value the most. Maybe you value the panoramic views, traditional buildings or woodlands?

A public survey has been created to help inform the Lake District National Park Authority’s (LDNPA) monitoring work. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard and shape future research and work in the national park.

The LDNPA’s ‘Landscape Character Assessment’, which considers the visible components of a landscape as well as the relationships between people, place and nature will be informed by responses to the survey as well as the authority’s ‘State of the Park’ report.

Hannah Field, researcher at the University of Cumbria said: “I’m excited to start capturing the places people value and why in the Lake District landscape.

“The public survey will provide the park authority with valuable feedback and help to shape its change management plans. The Lake District has been, is, and always will be a dynamic and evolving landscape.”

The survey forms one element of a research project being run as part of a Masters thesis at the University of Cumbria, funded by Friends of the Lake District and with support from Natural England.

Fill out the survey here: cumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/valuing-landscapes-in-the-lakes

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