Nurture Lakeland

Nurture Lakeland is a unique, award-winning organisation inspiring people to care for Cumbria’s natural environment through responsible tourism.
The difficult job of getting boulders in the right place
The difficult job of getting boulders in the right place

For over seventeen years, Nurture Lakeland has been working to raise funds to look after the beautiful landscapes and environment of Cumbria and the Lake District.  The organisation works with tourism businesses to improve sustainable practices, helping to safeguard the area for now and for the future.

With a membership of 340 businesses, tourism associations, agencies and other organisations, Nurture Lakeland represents over 1,200 individual businesses. These range from small guest houses to large hotels, holiday cottages to conservation bodies and other tourism related businesses.

High on the Lakeland fells
High on the Lakeland fells

Its main aims are to :

  • Provide funding to pay for conservation and environmental works
  • Carry out research into the impacts of tourism and offer solutions
  • Provide sustainable tourism training, advice and consultancy
  • Support other regions and National Parks to set up Visitor Payback
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Nurture Lakeland are looking for volunteers for a specific role. Please see the attached document for further details.


EOCA Funded Projects

If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
"Support from The North Face Explore Fund via EOCA has completely transformed our Project. We have hired two new staff members, expanded our volunteer programme, supported the regeneration of tens of thousands of native trees, hosted new primary schools and restored an upland peat bog. Over the past 12 months we have made impressive progress towards our long-term goal of restoring 630 hectares of wild native woodland in the Lake District National Park. Support from EOCA has raised our ambition. We now have our sights set on even larger scale restoration of native woodlands and other wildlife habitats. "

Dominick Spracklen and John Hodgson, Restoring Hardknott Forest, University of Leeds