The Long View will highlight seven remarkably ordinary trees in seven extraordinary locations across Cumbria through 2016, with photographs and writing exploring landscape and land use, ecology, tree science, local stories and cultural lore and the role of trees in a healthy biodiverse world.

The project will span almost two years, with walking, creativity and community events with trees in stunning locations spread across England’s Lake District, culminating in a touring exhibition that will launch in the galleries at Grizedale Forest in 2017.

You can find out more on The Long View website pages.

As well as providing £10,000 in sponsorship towards the project, we are delighted to have one of the seven ‘Long View’ trees, a beautiful hawthorn, situated on our land (pictured below).

We’ll provide more information about the project and the schedule of events in the Summer / Autumn edition of Conserving Lakeland.

Complete our brief survey and play a role in influencing policy around tree planting and reforestation on a landscape scale.

Follow the link to complete our online survey. 


A few people have experienced issues with completing the survey on some devices. If you experience any problems, we've provided a Word version of the survey which you can download here. Just complete, save the document and email it to [email protected] and we'll ensure that your feedback is added to the online results.