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South Lakeland Parks supports 'Miles Without Stiles'

2nd December 2010 Print
Miles Without Stiles

South Lakeland Parks is helping visitors of all ages and levels of fitness to enjoy the countryside thanks to their support of the 'Miles without stiles' project.

The project raises money towards to maintenance and development of accessible footpaths throughout Cumbria and the Lake District.

Working in association with Nurture Lakeland, South Lakeland Parks is aiming to raise a further £50,000 for one of the many sustainable tourism projects. The current project is to develop 39 accessible walking routes within the National Park so that wheelchair users, families with pushchairs and those with limited mobility can enjoy the benefits of the Lakes.

One of the main routes South Lakeland Parks is supporting is Staveley Riverside Walk. The plan is to raise enough funding to improve the footpath so that it is safe for everyone to walk along. The money raised will also go towards building a wheelchair accessible bridge and a link to Staveley Mill Yard where visitors can access local shops and eateries.

This is the second project South Lakeland Parks is helping to fund. In 2009/10 the company raised £50,000 towards Nurture Lakeland's Water Vole project. The money has ensured a continuing legacy for these tiny creatures which have been breeding under a special programme and were released into the wild earlier this year. With South Lakeland Parks' support almost 100 water voles now have a safe habitat to live, work and continue breeding.

South Lakeland Parks raises money for the projects by asking all clients to donate just £1 for every booking made.

For further information about South Lakeland Parks visit: For information about Nurture Lakeland and to keep up to date with the projects visit

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Miles Without Stiles