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Lake District landscape project to be revived

Posted 4 November 2011
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Lake District landscape project to be revived
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A project aimed at helping to preserve areas of upland in part of the Lake District is set to be restarted, after being run successfully in 2010.

In an email to supporters, Nurture Lakeland has said its Vital Uplands project will be back in action in 2012 to protect areas above Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water.

Conservation action will be funded through Nurture Lakeland's Visitor Payback scheme, which will see local businesses paying a small donation from proceeds towards this charity work.

One of these is footpaths project Fix the Fells, ensuring the wear and tear of walking boots is repaired.

Those who like to go walking in the area may be glad their tourist activity is helping with conservation schemes to preserve the environment they have come to enjoy.

Among the upland attractions of the area is Skiddaw, the fourth highest mountain in England at 3,054 ft, while those ticking off their Wainwrights list may also want to climb tops such as Skiddaw Lower Man, Bakestall, Latrigg and Barf.