A cold night on the fells ahead

A cold night on the fells ahead
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A CASE of ‘man flu’ has not deterred a South Lakeland District Councillor from heading out tonight on the fells for a good cause. Tonight Cllr Ben Berry and a group of leading Cumbrians will sleep on the aptly named Cold Pike in the Langdales to raise awareness of Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Fund. Temperatures are set to dip below zero, but it will feel colder on the fells

Fairtrade award marks another Lake District ‘first’

Fairtrade award marks another Lake District ‘first’
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Britain’s iconic Lake District has become the world’s first national park to be designated a Fairtrade zone. The prestigious award from the Fairtrade Foundation paves the way for the park to promote the Fairtrade message to millions of people worldwide through its global reputation. LDNPA Chief Executive, Richard Leafe said: “We are absolutely delighted that our application for Fairtrade Zone

Sustainability on the agenda at Ambleside

Sustainability on the agenda at Ambleside
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Renowned writer and broadcaster Jonathon Porritt delivered a sustainability masterclass at the University of Cumbria at Ambleside on Friday 20 July. The university joined with the Lake District National Park Authority to organise the event and provide an opportunity for invited guests to discuss with Jonathon how the Lake District can contribute to, and benefit from, the transition to sustainability.