A wealth of research proves spending time in nature is beneficial to our physical, mental and spiritual health. We are very pleased to be able to start delivering our Nurtured by Nature project over the next 12 months. Thanks to all who generously donated, we will be providing a range of activities for key workers to reconnect with the landscape and gain the skills to use nature as a therapeutic tool for years to come.

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Activities will range from fell walks, wildlife watching and conservation days carrying out tasks such as tree planting, to sound healing, yoga and bush craft workshops. We want this project to be inclusive, attractive and accessible, so that we can deliver more benefits to more people. Events will therefore include short morning or afternoon activities as well as full day events to work around work, family and other commitments more easily. There will be both active and non-active events to suit all abilities and needs. Events will run all across Cumbria at various Friends of the Lake District sites, as well as working with other organisations and businesses in Cumbria.

Kay Andrews, our Landscape Engagement Officer:

“I am delighted to be taking this project forward. I am very lucky to have a deep connection with nature and regularly seek out time outdoors to ease my mind after a busy day or just take a moment to breathe whilst having my feet in the sand on some of our wonderful Cumbria beaches. In my most difficult times access to nature has been a great therapeutic tool for me.

"This project therefore really resonates with me, engaging people with our landscapes is a key part of my role and to be able to provide access to nature and experiencing the outdoors through a range of activities and retreats with wellbeing in mind is fantastic and I can’t wait to get started”.

If you would like to know more about the project please contact Kay at [email protected] 

Pictured: 'Ladywood Rydal' by Helen Graham Fox