Castlerigg Hall Is Involved With Various Conservation Projects
David Bellamy Conservation Award
Castlerigg Hall received a David Bellamy Gold Award for the 19th consecutive year for various conservation measures implemented on and around the park over the last year. Creating and managing habitats – the places where animals and plants live – is one of the most important things a park can do for the environment. When you think about it, few other businesses can give wildlife a home in the way a park can. With this is mind, the David Bellamy Conservation Awards scheme has asked us to give extra attention to five specific habitats over five years.
Starting in 2017, we focused on hedgerows.
In 2018, we looked at wildflower meadows and other wildflower areas and this year we have been busy planting trees. We now have Red Squirrel feeding boxes, 120 new trees and shrubs planted that encourage wildlife, butterfly bushes and areas of grass left unmown that provide a habitat for Owl food.
We are delighted with the results and now have Red Deer, Red Squirrels, Badgers and an Owl living on and around the park. Have you seen our wildlife interpretation panels around the park and conservation newsletter?
Please pick one up in the reception.
We are also a corporate sponsor of the Butterfly Trust.