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Improving our Environment at the Station

Sustainability is important to us here at Bassenthwaite Lake Station. We are so lucky to be based in such a beautiful and special location that we want to do everything that we can to enhance, maintain and support the environment around us. Leaving a positive and beneficial footprint is our aim and will be our legacy.

Over the last few months we have been busy:

-       Planting a new woodland as part of the Queen's Canopy

-       Developing our sensory garden

-       Enhancing the area around our wildlife pond and bird hide

- Creating special areas for wellbeing including our Happy Bench and mindfulness pod

-       Using our plentiful used coffee grounds as a mulch for our flowerbeds and our new herb garden

-       Planting a line of eight japanese cherry trees along the former trackbed

- Adding new water and marginal plants to our large wildlife pond

- Enhancing the meadow through planting of native wild flowers and an orchard

- Creation of wildlife corridors and habitats to support the abundance of local wildlife

- Reducing our food and other waste, recycling and re-using on site wherever we can


Each task can feel small on its own, but collectively they have a significant positive impact on many environmental aspects and and habitats. We’ve seen evidence of this already in our wildlife pond which is bursting with life both above and beneath the water and for a group of mallards which hatched here and have returned to the pond as their home. They are a bit shy, but if you tiptoe down to the bird hide, you should be able to see them busily patrolling the pond or scavenging under the bird feeders often alongside the resident pheasant.


Come and see the changes for yourself, take a walk along the lovely platform path and enjoy the sensations and peace that absorbing yourself in this gorgeous place can bring.


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