The National Park
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
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
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
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