The Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to play their part in helping look after the national park this summer.

As the summer holidays kick-off and increasing temperatures have people heading for the outdoors, the Lake District National Park is asking people to be respectful and mindful of their impact on the environment.

The National Park is asking people to follow seven steps this summer:

  1. Be prepared when heading out for your adventure
  2. Choose a more environmentally-friendly way to travel to and around the national park, such as train or bike
  3. Stay safe on the water
  4. Leave no trace and take your litter home
  5. Protect the park from fire – most landowners no longer allow campfires and barbecues
  6. Reduce, reuse, recycle – reduce the plastics entering our world-class environment
  7. Stick to the paths and help minimise erosion and habitat damage

“Whether it’s being better prepared for your adventure, cutting your carbon emissions when travelling or simply sticking to the paths, we’re asking people to take a moment to consider how they could help look after the national park, not just now but for years to come,” said Steve Gaskell of the Park Management.

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Photo shows fake plastic waste in Buttermere as part of the #LakeDistrictSummer campaign.