The latest news stories

  • Renowned poet helps us celebrate coast

    Renowned poet Dr John Cooper Clarke is helping us encourage everyone to enjoy the UK coast this summer by creating a new poem, the Nation’s Ode to the Coast. Clarke has created the first verses of the poem and you can help him finish it by sharing your memories and love of the coast using #lovethecoast.

  • Gondola Girl anchored on Coniston

    Steam Yacht Gondola’s onshore team have welcomed a new member of staff – with a very special story to tell.

  • Sparks and fish fly at Quarry Bank

    A new hydro-electric scheme and fish pass installed at Quarry Bank in Cheshire is taking traditional water power to the next level and allowing freshwater fish to return to the upper reaches of the River Bollin for the first time in over 200 years.

  • Peter Rabbit adventure at Wray Castle

    Children’s favourite Peter Rabbit has found a new place to play at Wray Castle, on the shore of Windermere. Rooms in the former servant’s quarters have been given a magical makeover to become the Peter Rabbit Adventure, where the castle’s visitors young and old can hop into Peter’s world. 

  • Resolving the Three Peaks challenge

    Every year, more than 30,000 people take part in the Three Peaks challenge with many choosing to climb Scafell Pike from the unspoiled Wasdale valley in western Cumbria. The Wasdale Visitor Management Partnership’s new Three Peaks guidelines focus on encouraging those taking part in a Three Peaks challenge to park safely and climb the peak responsibly.

  • HS2 in Cheshire

    The Government is developing a new national high speed rail network (HS2). We need to ensure that the scheme has minimal impact on our places at Dunham Massey and Tatton Park, and are therefore feeding in to the HS2 consultation process, as well as working with HS2 Ltd for the best possible outcome for mitigation.   

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