Tourism and conservation working in partnership.

21 years in 21 days: Day 9 - 2002

Lots of action on the ground in 2002, with a Spring Clean for Windermere, a popular path near Keswick upgraded to wheelchair standard, and Bolton Wanderers lend a helping hand. Oh and a letter from HRH The Prince of Wales…

This year we celebrated the raising of £6,000 by the Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick to repair Howrah's footpath connecting Portinscale and Keswick town centre. The project was a perfect example of tourism and conservation working in partnership, with positive impacts on the environment and the local community. Manager of the Derwentwater said ' the footpath is now a pleasant walk both for staff and guests, all year round.'

photo from Lake District Herald

We were also deltighted to work with Aquarium of the Lakes who sponsored and manned a huge litter pick, collecting over 50 bags of litter. A team of divers even got involved!

photo from Westmorland Gazette 

For all you football fans, do you recognise anyone in the photos? Bolton manager Sam Allerdyce led a team day clearing rhododendron bushes at Orrest Head. 

photo from Westmorland Gazette

In 2002 we were also awarded Highly Commended in the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow awards, and this letter from HRH The Prince of Wales was a lovely end to a great year.