“Any otter poo?” asked Craven farmer Philip Metcalfe, as
he fixed a fence by the side of the road earlier this month.
“No, but there was a white clawed crayfish and a bullhead,” replied Environment Agency officer Iain McDonell, who had wound down his car window to talk.
Continue reading “How the Environment Agency is working in the YD National Park, pt. 1”
Rangers are knee deep in mud installing flags across a short but boggy part of the Coast to Coast footpath on Ravenseat Farm, home of the famous shepherdess, Amanda Owen.
Continue reading “Making tracks on the ‘C2C’”
Children at Sedbergh Primary School were delighted to welcome fifty young eels into the classroom late last month.
Continue reading “EELUSIVE! Sedbergh pupils look after endangered fish”
Perhaps more than ever before, there are many challenges facing our National Park as we look ahead over the next five years:
- Support for our farmers after Brexit
- Inspiring young people to discover, explore and enhance their environment
- The illegal persecution of birds of prey
- Rail haulage of crushed rock from the quarries
- The provision of fast broadband to our communities
- New housing and the retention of access to crucial services like primary schools and GPs
Plans for all of these and many, many more are included in the new draft National Park Management Plan 2019-2024. Now is your opportunity to have your say on what’s included and what’s not. Continue reading “Have your say: What needs doing in the National Park?”