As we are all aware, the Lake District National Park is extremely accessible, and the COVID-19 pandemic has seen records broken in terms of visitor numbers post-lockdown.
These habitats and species remain under constant threat due to the sheer number of visitors, which are placing increasing pressures upon them.
In 2018, 19.38 million tourists visited the Lake District. Whilst there is not yet a confirmed number of visitors for 2021, post-COVID-19, it is known that 60% of visitors had never been to the Lake District before. There was also a 300% increase in demand for short breaks and holidays in 2021, compared to the same period in 2019. Other key issues arising throughout the Lake District include intensive farming, aquaculture, and non-native plants.
To combat the harmful effects the popularity of the Lake District has on the area we will be partnering with large corporate companies and organisations that have a passion for reducing and mitigating harmful effects that businesses can have on the environment.
These companies have chosen to invest in their and our future by protecting this unique wilderness.