A waterproof leaflet has been produced to help leisurely walkers along a “glorious woodland ramble” beside Windermere.
Specially designed to help combat one of the pitfalls of the Lake District’s notoriously wet weather the £1 guide details a three-mile walk between Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, and the jetty at Waterhead, near Ambleside.
The return is optional via Windermere Lake Cruises. – (additional charge will apply)
Viewpoints and landmarks
This is the first time the National Park Authority has produced a leaflet on waterproof paper.
“Let’s be honest, it does rain in the Lake District some times, and that’s no fun if you’re trying to follow a route on a wet map” said LDNPA publications co-ordinator Charlotte Crosby.
“Walkers using this leaflet are probably not the kind of outdoor enthusiasts who’ll already have their own waterproof map holder, so using paper that is itself waterproof should help people enjoy the walk if they are unlucky enough to get caught in a shower along the way!” she added.
As well as being waterproof the leaflet’s synthetic mineral based paper is also recyclable and biodegradable.
In addition to providing a step by step commentary of the three-hour walk, the leaflet has details of stunning viewpoints and historic landmarks along the way.
It also carries a copy of the Countryside Code and advice about keeping safe and sound in changeable weather conditions.
Copies, priced £1 are available from the Brockhole information desk.