The health, social care and emergency services in Cumbria are resourced to serve the resident population and will be stretched to breaking point by this crisis. Large numbers of visitors will only place an additional burden on these hard-pushed professionals. People are safest and their health and that of their families is best protected by staying at home and following government guidance for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the coming weeks our website, social media feeds, podcasts and video - will become more important, ensuring the landscape, its scenery, stories and heritage remains accessible virtually whilst we stay safe in our own homes. 

We will be increasing our efforts to help people connect with the landscape wherever they are by providing online content and staying in touch with members and followers throughout this time.