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The National Park Code
The National Park Code

The Objective of this web site is to reveal the undiscovered country that lies within the English Lake District National Park, but also that of Cumbria as a whole. To also draw attention to the importance and special respect that the Lake District in particular, demands, in order for it to be preserved and maintained for future generations to enjoy. The National Park Authority are responsible for the lake Wardens that divers should contact as and when required to do so. Those details will be found when studying your proposed dive site.

The National Trust are the owners of many lakes, tarns, riverways, and historic buildings that lie within the Lake District National Park.

As you have, or will discover shortly when checking the Information within this site, mobile phone communications are virtually non-existent. The "friends of the lakes" group together with many others do not wish to see the landscape blighted with artificial masts or other constructions.
Cockermouth is the only area with usable mobile phone communications. This is due to an artificial tree that has been erected. At every dive site you should check your signal strength to be sure - one way, or the other. From 2006 and beyond, BT is attempting to deploy a "mini mast" network that is designed for use in areas such as the lakes making mobile phone communications easier.

The above and much more, helps make the Lake District such a special place, whether you are into Sailing, canoeing, or walking mountains. Everything is, as it was when the national park came into being, including the charming Old English Red Telephone Boxes and old AA wooden boxes!!

From the sports viewpoint of rock climbing and Scuba diving, this becomes all the more dangerous because help will be a long time in coming, so plan well and be prepared.
Having said this, highly specialised and very highly respected rescue groups are on call 24 hours round the clock - if you are on terafirma.

You are in the wilderness - the Undiscovered Country. The webmaster

The National Park Authority
Reproduced with kind permission from the National Park Authority:
Welcome to the Lake District National Park, who are the government body which looks after the National Park. It has two main purposes:

to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District;

to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Park;

and a duty;
to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the National Park.

The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work; Guard against all risk of fire; Keep your dogs under close control; Keep to public paths across farmland; Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls; Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone; Take your litter home; Help to keep all water clean; Protect wildlife, plants and trees; Take special care on country roads; Make no unnecessary noise.

The National Trust is a charity - please click the icon above to learn more about their work and how you can get involved either through volunteering work or membership.

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