The Lake District Foundation
During the Autumn of 2002 we became a member of the Tourism and Conservation Partnership which evolved to Nurture Lakeland and has recently changed to The Lake District Foundation, an organisation dedicated to funding conservation through tourism.
Established in 1993 this organisation created a direct link which connects visitors, the tourism industry and other businesses with the conservation organisations that maintain the landscape and manage the impact of visitor pressure.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to help raise funding towards various conservation schemes through a voluntary £1 donation when making a booking at Castlerigg Hall
Over the past 11 years we have raised money to improve footpaths such as those up Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell and Skiddaw.
For 2018 we are looking at supporting the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway path which was severely damaged by Storm Desmond.
David Bellamy Conservation Award
Castlerigg Hall received a David Bellamy Gold Award for the 18th consecutive year for various conservation measures implemented on and around the park over the last year. These included Red Squirrel feeding boxes, 120 new trees and shrubs planted that encourage wildlife, butterfly bushes and areas of grass left unmowed that provide a habitat for Owls 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 conservation newsletter? Please pick one up in the reception.