Latest updates

15 Mar 22

Plans approved for Hartsop

The Lake District National Park Authority has approved our plans for works on Kirkstone and Caudale Becks at Hartsop. These plans will restore some of the natural processes to the heavily modified rivers, and improve habitat in the Brothers' Water delta. We'll also be replacing a couple of bridges on the farm. Our next task is to appoint a contractor and undertake some preparatory work in anticipation of works starting this summer.

The delta for Brothers' Water, Hartsop

07 Feb 22

Celebrating our Apprentices

This week (7th-13th February) is National Apprenticeship Week, and we’re celebrating the fantastic work of our apprentices! We currently have two apprentice rangers working on the Riverlands projects across the Lake District; Chloe (pictured), a Countryside Worker apprentice, and Thomas, a Water Environment Worker, both funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. You may have also seen the work of our former apprentice Jade who has now graduated and is working as an assistant ranger based in Windermere. You can read interviews with Jade and Chloe, as well as other National Trust apprentices at

Apprentice Ranger on the Lake District Fells

15 Jan 22

Planning application

We’ve just submitted our planning application for a project on Kirkstone and Caudale Becks which we’re aiming to complete this summer. This piece of work won’t be moving the river like we did at Goldrill but instead we’ll be restoring some of the natural processes to the river through widening some of the embankments and adding features such as boulder rapids and woody debris. These works aim to reduce the flood risk to the surrounding land and improve the habitat for nature in the Brothers’ Water delta. The full application can be found on the Lake District National Park planning portal.

a straight river channel with collapsing walls running through a field