The Lake District National Park has issued the following and it is our pleasure to repeat it here.

A message from the Lake District National Park’s Chief Executive, Richard Leafe:
“We are delighted to finally welcome visitors back to the Lake District as many attractions, restaurants, pubs and overnight accommodation reopen this weekend (4 July). We know how important the national park is to people’s health and wellbeing, particularly at the moment, and that many people have been counting down the days until they return. So to those people I’d like to say thank you, by respecting the guidance and not rushing back to the Lake District, you’ve helped protect our communities and look after this special place.

“It’s a big weekend for our local businesses as many of them reopen for the first time in over 100 days. I know how hard our tourism and hospitality providers have been working to be able to offer that warm Lake District welcome, while keeping staff and customers safe. This weekend and as we look ahead to the summer, I’d urge you to please remember to be kind to one another and support our local businesses as we all get used to this new, post-lockdown, way of life.

“Please plan ahead to avoid the busy spots using saferlakes.co.uk, take all your litter away with you, stick to social distancing and show the respect and love to the Lake District that it deserves.”
Coronavirus (Covid-19) information See the latest changes to our services, such as car parks, information and visitor centres, planning service, boat and fishing permits, volunteering and more. 
Our visitor attractions have reopened We’re delighted to welcome you back to our Lake District Visitor Centres, Brockhole on Windermere​and Coniston Boating Centre. Enjoy boat and bike hire, mini golf, laser clay shooting and more. See you soon.

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