Category Archives: Lake District Project

Erecting fences and divided visions for our national parks

In a week when I was inspired to see the passion and energy coming out of the Re-imagine London Event as part of the campaign to make London a National City park, an age old argument is re-emerging in another … Continue reading

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Lake District Futures – Reflections 5 – is compromise always the best solution…

I was chatting to a friend who also used to live in the Lakes who had recently visited some US national parks whilst on holiday to the States.  “The thing that is impressive”, he reflected, “Is that when they do … Continue reading

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Lake District Futures – Reflections 4 – It’s not what you do… It’s the way that you do it

Much of the Lake District Futures project focused on the influence of perception, which in turn highlighted that it is not always what you do in land management but how you do it. It emphasised that at times, success, consensus … Continue reading

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Lake District Future – reflections 3 – Wild, managed, natural, re-wilded

Respondents to the Lake District Futures Project showed a wide range of perceptions both of what the Lake District is like, and what it should be like in future, so a few more quotes and facts to get you thinking … Continue reading

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Lake District Future – reflections 2 – What is the Purpose of the Lakes National Park?

It is a simple, but fundamental question – what is the Lake District National Park for, what should it focus on and why do we have it – a few quotes and facts that show that the question is far from simple: … Continue reading

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Lake District Future – reflections 1 – The Lake District Now

The results of the Lake District futures research project seem to suggest our perceptions of the Lake District now, influences our choice of future scenarios for the Park.  So what do people think about the Lake District now – a … Continue reading

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Results – Lake District Futures Project

I am delighted that at the end of five months of fascinating discussions, slightly less fascinating hours battling with spreadsheets, academic articles and statistics, I have completed my project and am in the position to be able to share the … Continue reading

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