Meet the Haweswater tweed

Haweswater tweed throw in blue, image credit: Lake District Tweed We’re excited that a unique Haweswater tweed has been produced by Cumbrian company Lake District Tweed and it is proving to be popular in the US as well as at home. Lake District Tweed began producing tweed inspired by different valleys across the Lake District …

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Bird's-eye view of Swindale Valley with a re-wiggled Swindale Beck flowing through the middle

Cumbrian rivers project scoops prestigious European Riverprize

We’re incredibly proud to be part of an ambitious programme to restore and improve rivers in the Lake District, that has just beaten immense competition from across Europe to win the prestigious European Riverprize. The work headed up by the Environment Agency and Natural England has involved several partners around the county including us here …

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Volunteer Voices: The Fence

Haweswater’s trusty volunteers may be unable to take part in our Thursday work parties right now, but they’ve been keeping in touch online. From quizzes to sharing some (very) creative writing, they’ve been up to it all. Here’s one of our favourite poems from Haweswater Volunteer Chris Brookes, which will hopefully give you as much …

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Species Highlight: Northern Wheatear

A member of the Chat family, the Wheatear is one of Haweswater’s most striking summer visitors, returning first from an incredible migration-by-night across Africa, to our rocky fells in readiness for the breeding season.

Welcoming spring together

Today marks the First Day of Spring, and amongst the uncertainty presented in ‘our’ world right now, the natural world – that which we remain a part of – is preparing to once again embark upon the most incredible celebration of emergence, rebirth and colour.

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