Are there any other independent guides to the park’s standing?
We were very pleased to have been awarded again in 2015/16 the David Bellamy Conservation Award at its top Gold level. This prestigious accolade was presented to us by Professor Bellamy (who has visited the park on a number of occasions) in recognition of our achievements in protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
A few years ago, in 2007, Skelwith Fold was the overall winner of the Best Park in England award, organised by the national tourist board VisitBritain. To achieve this prestigious accolade, we first had to come top in the Cumbria and then the North West finals before taking the all-England prize.