A Song to Sing on your Way Back to the Lakes Don’t Stop (with apologies to Fleetwood Mac...) If you want to come to the Lakes. If you’ve missed all your special breaks Open your senses and take it all in But plan where you’re going to begin. Don’t stop coming up to see us Don’t stop, we’d love to see you here. It’ll be as good as it was before Absence means that you’ve missed it more. Be aware you may have an impact Communities shouldn’t feel attacked Local people live and work here To be respected by the sightseer Don’t stop coming up to see us Don’t stop, we’re glad you’re coming back Do you need to use your car so much Move around with a gentle touch That open country’s not publicly owned For visitor use it has just been “loaned” Nobody’s paid to pick up your mess Stuff left behind causes someone distress Don’t drop rubbish on your travels Don’t leave, anything behind It’ll spoil someone else’s walk Threatening our wildlife and livestock The Countryside Code is not hard to use Respect people and place, please don’t abuse Protect the environment, show it some care Enjoy, bring back only memories from there. Don’t stop caring for our landscape Don’t forget the people who live here There’s room for us all, if we show respect No more or no less than we should expect.