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The Long View walks

18 April 2016

Many people set out on a walk in the Lake District with a destination in mind. Often this is a summit, perhaps a Wainwright peak. But the series of seven walks that take The Long View all have trees as their focal point and bring a creative angle to walking.

Photographer and Writer team Rob and Harriet Fraser have chosen seven spectacularly located trees across Cumbria for a two-year project. They are recording their walks to these trees through photography and writing, and are leading a public walk to each of the trees through the summer and autumn of 2016.

Rob and Harriet Fraser

On each walk Rob and Harriet will share what they have learnt about ecology, geology, local farming practices, tree planting and natural regeneration schemes, as well as literary and artistic heritage of each area. The Long View walks are a chance to get out and enjoy the trails while finding out more about what makes the Lake District a unique cultural landscape, and, if you’re interested, there will be opportunities to pick up photography tips and listen to or share a bit of poetry.

The walks vary in length but are all a minimum of four hours. Walking through valleys and woodlands, beside rivers and over some of the Lake District’s higher points is a fantastic way to spend a day. Of course on each walk there will be time to meet the featured tree and discover more about it.

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More about The Long View

The Lake District National Park is proud to be one of the main project partners. Other organisations supporting the project are Friends of the Lake District, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Arts Council England, Natural England and Forestry Commission England, with additional support from Field Studies Council Blencathra Centre, Millican Bags and Bramwell International.

You can find out more about the project on The Long View website.

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World Heritage Team

The Lakes WH team are coordinating the Lake District’s bid for World Heritage status in 2016 on behalf of the Lake District National Park Partnership