Lake District in peril due to climate emergency and influx of pandemic walkers

Posted by on August 17, 2021 7:01 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Paths have eroded and wildlife at risk as crowds jostle for space amid social distancing

It was in the Lake District where William Wordsworth “wander’d lonely as a cloud” and the only crowd he saw was “a host of golden daffodils”.

Two centuries later, the park’s natural beauty is being eroded faster than ever before, ecologists are warning, as a result of the climate emergency and a huge influx of pandemic walkers.

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