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The Big Windermere Survey – November 2023

14th March 2024

The results from the Big Windermere Survey Autumn 2023 are now in! Read more.

Preparations begin for Windermere natural land management project

11th January 2024

A project aimed at harnessing nature to help improve the way land is managed around the Windermere catchment area is gearing up.

Known as Revere, the project will see the development of new financing methods to enable the use of natural solutions involving landowners, farmers, the Lake District National Park Authority, National Parks Partnerships and global impact firm Palladium….Read more.

Mental Health Swimmers

Swimmers carry out clean-up

22nd December 2023

Festive swimmers took advantage of the litter pick station at Rayrigg to carry out a clean-up before enjoying a bracing dip in Windermere…. Read more

Stakeholder event

Stakeholders chart buoyant future for Windermere

6th December 2023

Discussions, debates and detail about England’s biggest lake were the subject of an event aimed at developing plans and activities to ensure a healthier future for Windermere… Read more

All four Windermere bathing waters rated ‘excellent’

1st December 2023

All four official bathing waters on Windermere have been classified as ‘excellent’ in this year’s bathing waters classifications, released by Defra…. Read more

Podcast launches to spread the word about Love Windermere

27th November 2023

Introducing another way to learn what’s going on around the lake and wider catchment area… Read more

Capacity crowd hears about the science of Windermere

23rd November 2023

Nine months; the length of time it takes a single drop of water to pass through Windermere….. Read more

Windermere water investment plans go on show

15th November 2023

Residents around Windermere are being invited to consider plans for reducing storm water spills into the lake…. Read more

New sensors track water quality in Esthwaite

10th November 2023

Water quality sensors that help chart water quality in real time have been installed along one of the water bodies that flows into Windermere… Read more

Volunteers from the Big Windermere Survey

Latest Big Windermere Survey results released

1st November 2023

A major citizen science project has shown elevated phosphorus and bacteria levels at locations around Windermere and its catchment this summer.. Read more

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Innovative work to help nature around Windermere receives a major boost

19th October 2023

More support has been given to a project which will help finance natural solutions to improve the quality of water in Windermere.. Read more

Windermere survey work highlighted at international event

13th October 2023

Work underway to improve Windermere’s water quality has been highlighted at a prestigious conference held in Glasgow to showcase.. Read more

Citizen scientists thanked for providing vital snap-shot survey of Windermere water quality

25th September 2023

Volunteers who took part in a project to provide samples of water taken from Windermere simultaneously have been thanked for their work. The Big Windermere Survey is said to be the largest of its kind in the country. Results of the first full year are due out later this autumn.. Read more

100% grants offered to septic tank owners at Skelwith Bridge

11th September 2023

Owners of septic tanks and other non-mains sewage systems… Read more

Volunteers support summer Big Windermere Survey

15th August 2023

Over 100 volunteer ‘citizen scientists’ have helped gather samples from around Windermere.. Read more

Great North Swim success

9th August 2023

The Great North Swim is the UK’s largest outdoor swimming event with more than 5,000 swimmers of all ages and abilities taking part in 2023. Read more

Love Windermere community engagement event held at Ambleside

7th July 2023

Love Windermere Partnership engages with local community at Environment Agency drop in event at Ambleside.. Read more

Love Windermere Farmers Meeting

24th May 2023

The Love Windermere Land Management Group held a first meeting for farmers and land managers in the Windermere catchment on 20 March 2023. Read more

Big Windermere Survey reveals snapshot of winter lake health

28th April 2023

The results of the February Big Windermere Survey have been released this week, providing a snapshot of winter water quality across the lake and the rivers that feed into it. Read more

Green light for £19 million investment at Windermere

3rd April 2023

Investment totalling £19m will be fast-tracked to help reduce storm water spills around England’s most iconic lake. Read more

Reedbed restoration project comes to a close

21st March 2023

South Cumbria Rivers Trust (SCRT) is set to complete its reedbed restoration project around Lake Windermere this March and volunteers are needed for their last two reedbed restoration events. Read more

Love Windermere partnership community event

16th February 2023

A whole lotta love was shown for Windermere on Valentine’s Day as residents came along to learn more about the future of the lake. Read more

Second Big Windermere Survey provides snapshot of autumn water quality in iconic lake and its catchment

17th January 2023

Scientists have published the results of the latest citizen science survey examining the water quality of Windermere – England’s largest natural lake. 

This represents the second dataset produced by the Big Windermere Survey project, independently led by scientists from Lancaster University and the Freshwater Biological Association. Read more

Hotels lend support to Windermere Big Give

3rd January 2023

With your support we were delighted to raise more than £23,000 for community projects that look after Windermere. Before Christmas we asked for your backing with our week-long Big Give Read More

Donations doubled to help Windermere

29th November 2022

Windermere is England’s largest lake – a much loved and iconic feature of the Lake District.

The Lake District Foundation wants to launch community projects that all contribute to the health of the lake and improve water quality. Read more

Drones help water testing for the Big Windermere survey

17th November 2022

The latest Big Windermere survey was given a high-tech boost thanks to innovative autonomous vehicle technology. Read more

The Big Windermere Survey is back

11th November 2022

This weekend, Windermere will see the second round of one of the biggest ongoing citizen science projects in the UK. The Big Windermere Survey, an initiative designed by scientists at Lancaster University and the Freshwater Biological Association, is back on Sunday (13 November), with 100 community volunteers again working within the Leven catchment (which surrounds Windermere) to help build another one-day snap shot of water quality in the lake and its tributaries. Read more

New partnership aims to boost the beauty of Windermere

2nd November 2022

An innovative new partnership approach to fund critical nature restoration projects has been launched to help improve the water quality of England’s largest lake, Windermere.

Revere – a collaboration between Palladium and National Parks Partnership – has secured funding from The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland (ELC) to study water quality issues currently facing Windermere in the Lake District. Read more

Grants for septic tank schemes

3rd October 2022

Grants are available for homes, businesses and farms in and around Windermere to form community septic tank emptying schemes. Love Windermere information packs are going to 1900 properties and businesses Read More