Tourism and conservation working in partnership.

Butterflies, boardwalks and boating

It's one of our favourite times of the year here at Nurture Lakeland, when we get to celebrate all of the work achieved on the ground, and the vital role our fundraisers play in supporting these projects. Here are some highlights:

A butterfly survey at Barkbooth Lot revealed the prescence of Small pearl-bordered fritillary, Small Heath, Small Copper, Common Blue and Dingy Skipper - a true oasis for wildlife.

At Dubwath Silver Meadows volunteers put in 80 hours of hard work reparing the boardwalk to make the site more enjoyable and accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities.

133 pupils from Years 3-6 visited their local rivers and had the chance to investigate the widlife on their doorstep thanks to the Experience the River project.

In 2014 volunteers gave 1,497 days to Fix the Fells projects - more time than any other year.

There has been an increase in 25% of people using the path from Ferry House to Hill Top thanks to the improvements made as part of the Hill Top project.

This year the John Muir Award was delivered to 193 children by Cumbria Outdoors, encouraging people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.

This year the Living Seas project focused on campaigning for Marine Conservation Zones in the Irish Sea, vital to a thriving marine environment.

Red Squirrels Northern England led a squirrel range monitoring programme across 100 sites in the county, providing vital information about this wonderful species.

The Penrith and District Red Squirrel group continues to provide ranger cover across the whole of their 600 square mile area of operation.

And the team at Warton Crag worked on a new coppice plot and the new ride which will link areas of good butterfly habitat.

If you've been inspried by any of these stories, and would like to fundraise in your business, please get in touch.