Bassenthwaite Lake and its associated lakes, Derwentwater and Thirlmere, along with all the small tarns within the catchment (watershed) are at the heart of what makes the Lake District so special. They have been described as the jewels in the crown and their protection for future generations is not an option.
Like any environment with high levels of human contact, long term protection and restoration can only come about through targeted and integrated actions based on a very sound understanding of how land and water interact together. For this reason the partnership has brought together not only the major organisations with a responsibility of their well being but also a wide range of expertise in the individuals who sit on the partnership. All of these members are committed to actions on the ground and it is only through these actions that we can really achieve that goal.
Not surprisingly the range and nature of actions need to be sensitive to organisations' policies, landowners commercial needs and individuals/groups aspirations for what this particular landscape means to them. Nevertheless, despite these challenges the partnership has managed over the last five years to fulfil an extensive programme of actions and continues to do so. All of these are critical if we are to maintain the wellbeing of our lakes for future generations.
Attached to this page is the Business Plan which will drive our energy and resources, and also a review of our achievements over the last financial year. There is also a page about public involvement which is fundamental to any future success.