English Lakes Hotels Supports Lancashire Tree Planting

We are delighted that English Lakes Visitor Giving has been able to provide The Lune Rivers Trust with a £5,000 grant to support the creation of woodland just North of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Lune Rivers Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection, rehabilitation and improvement of the River Lune and its catchment tributaries.The funding from the English Lakes Sustainability Fund will be used to plant 400 trees across an area of 0.33 hectares along a section of Ellergill Beck in Bentham, together with associated stock fencing. This is part of a larger project to plant 1,800 trees in total.

The National Forest Inventory states that less than six per cent of Lancashire has tree cover. The Ellergill Beck Woodland Creation project is part of a larger 10-year campaign by Lune Rivers Trust, Ribble Rivers Trust and Wyre Rivers Trust which aims to double the area of woodland across the county.

Tim Pitt from The Lune Rivers Trust commented,
“We’re thrilled that the English Lakes Hotels Trust Sustainability Fund has been able to make such a valuable contribution to this project. The creation of riverside, riparian helps to reduce flood risk, minimises the erosion of river banks, improves water quality and conditions for fish, and supports carbon sequestration.”

Help Plant a Tree…

Many of us are asking how we can get involved in tree planting. To this end, we have added a voluntary and optional £1 donation to our guest bills for easy opt in or opt out prior to departure. 100% of all donations will be sent to our local tree planting initiatives. All projects are verified and administered by a local Community Foundation which has invested over £44 million in local projects since 1999.