The Lake District needs us more than ever. Help us continue our campaign to tackle littering, congestion and other threats to this special place.

Parking across pavements, vehicles on verges and ambulances blocked by poorly parked cars. Sadly, these are all too common sights in the Lake District. A rise in “staycations” is inflaming long-standing transport problems on roads simply not designed for today’s traffic. Traffic, which also produces nearly half of all carbon emissions in the Park. 

Clearly, we can’t carry on as we are. That’s why we’re asking the Lake District to follow the lead of other National Parks, and carry out a study into sustainable transport options. We need new ways to help both residents and visitors overcome congestion, pollution and parking problems.

By sending a gift today, you can help us continue our campaign to tackle transport in the Lakes.

 

Together we can ensure scenes like these become a thing of the past - not the future. 

To accommodate soaring visitor numbers, we’re seeing ‘temporary’ campsites and car parks pop up across the Lake District. Two ‘temporary’ car parks have already applied to become either long-term or permanent. This would set a dangerous precedent.

Currently, we’re campaigning against plans for a permanent, 150-space car park, set in open countryside near Catbells. Last summer, this had been a temporary car park. We expect similar applications will follow.

We all want to see a solution to the increasing pressure of vehicle numbers in the National Park. But it has to be the right solution. One that is both sustainable – and doesn’t threaten the very landscapes the Park was created to protect. 

As the National Park turns 70 this year, we’re reminded of its original purpose: to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Lakes. By sending a gift today, you can help us ensure this is never forgotten.

Thank you