It’s never been more important to think even more about conserving the Lake District National Park. With visitor numbers creasing year on year and more people taking to the fells than ever before, for the preservation of future generations enjoyment, each visitor doing their little bit can really help.
But help and support also needs to come from the businesses within the Lake District and that is where organisations such as Nurture Lakeland are here to help. Running a variety of schemes and campaigns ranging from promoting car-free travel to sustainable outdoor recreational challenge events Nurture Lakeland have brought together the tourism industry and visitor together to protect the landscape.
The Langdale Hotel & Estate have been supporting and working with Nurture Lakeland for some time now promoting a variety of conservation campaigns. A very popular one is the Visit Give Protect scheme where businesses give guests the opportunity to donate at the time of booking, just £1 or £2 for example or buy beer!
As part of the scheme a beer has been created where 5p from every pint is donated to Nurture Lakeland. The Pint That Protects is a Jennings of Cockermouth brewed ale which is on sale as a permanent fixture at Wainwright’s Inn, part of the Langdale Lake District Hotel, Spa and Estate and has been since its launch in summer 2013. Just think, the more you drink, the more you protect, it can’t be any better for the consumer or the environment!
To further tempt it is an amber ale, a mid strength 3.8% ABV yet with a full taste which brings out the flavour of the malt and hops and blends these with fruity overtones. Having been on the Lake District with all their beauty, to come and quench the thirst with a locally brewed beverage and helping to protect the landscape that has just been enjoyed is a great thing to be able to do. The scheme has been running now for over 2 years and looks set to continue well into the future thanks to its popularity.
More information on Nurture Lakeland Visit Give Project scheme can be found here