Tourism and conservation working in partnership.

21 years in 21 days: Day 11 - 2004

Birdhouse gets a makeover, Reed bed Restoration is underway, and the discussion about how to be a responsible tourist continues ...

Many of you will be familiar with the popular beauty spot, Birdhouse Meadows close the Galava Roman Fort at Waterhead. In 2004 it was given a makeover thanks to £2,875 raised by local businesses. A new boardwalk was created and bird and bat boxes were installed.

Planting was also underway at Bassenthwaite reed beds – looks like hard work!


Our work was mentioned in this Observer article about responsible tourism in the UK, which highlighted the issue that the natural landscape that draws so many visitors to the area and provides income to the area needs constant care and restoration.

Thank you again to all our fundaisers and members who have worked hard to keep our county special for vistors and residents alike.