Lake District asks ‘What did farming ever do for us?’

The Lake District National Park has produced an in-depth guide to the cultural contribution of farming in the region. The guide, ‘What Did Farming Ever Do for Us?,’ has been produced as part of its Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme and looks at the ‘entwined relationship’ between the natural environment and farming practices and how farming will be necessary as part of natural recovery, climate action and the visitor economy.

The guide covers everything from tangible cultural structures in stone farmhouses and barns to 10th Century boundary systems and even covers the contribution of farming to local dialect.  Looking forward the report summarises how farming in the Lake District can help contribute to reaching Net Zero through carbon management and sequestration schemes.

Read ‘What Did Farming Ever Do For Us? The value of cultural farmed landscapes for nature recovery and climate action in the Lake District here.

Bell Ingram’s rural land management team works closely with farmers and landowners. For more information contact our Associate, Andrew Thompson in Ambleside on 01539 896101.

Article posted on 07/02/2022

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