Category Archives: Lake District

The Dales Way at 50

I was a guest at the lunch organised by the Dales Way Association to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the way. Continue reading

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National parks: the soul of Britain

The new environment minister, Rory Stewart, has given a resounding endorsement to our national parks.  I have reproduced below his interview which was posted on You Tube by National Parks England on 31 July. It is brilliantly clear and unequivocal and delivered … Continue reading

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A ‘little unsuspected paradise’—lost?

In 1796 the poet Thomas Gray extolled the ‘little unsuspected paradise of Grasmere’.  Two centuries later the area faces threats which Gray could not have predicted. For the Lake District National Park seems to be under unprecedented attack.   In the last … Continue reading

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