Category Archives: The Environment

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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I-player stumbling

Wandering through the i-player I came across this documentary about the Honistor zip wire application first shown in October 2011. I found it really interesting and for anyone interested in the complex trade-offs and conflicting priorities facing the Lake District Planning … Continue reading

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Reshuffles and real politics

Most of my writing has been tied up in recent weeks with putting together early drafts of my Lakes Project.  But with a little bit of free time, I have been reflecting on the sale of Blencathra and the recent … Continue reading

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