Following all of the work that has been done over the last two years there is now a Public Consultation which extends to March 16th on the proposals.
Briefly they are to extend the Lake Distruct NP and extend it further east towards the Lune Valley, to include Bretherdale, Borrowdale, Whinfell and Grayrigg Commons and parts of the Lyth Valley. The Yorkshire Dales NP plans are to extend and include the northern Howgills, Wild Boar Fell, Mallerstang Edge, and Middleton, Barbon, Casterton and Lack Fells, most of which are featured in Wainwright’s book “Walks on the Howgill Fells”.
The campaign to have these extensions was led by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England. They have been supported by the Friends of the Lake District, Campaign for National Parks, Open Spaces Society, Ramblers Association, John Muir Trust and the Yorkshire Dales Society, all of which have aims that broadly coincide with ours and have the support of the majority of the local population. This is a great opportunity to strengthen our National Parks and the PWA supports the proposed changes.