Conserving Coniston & Crake

Welcome to ‘Conserving Coniston & Crake’
A Heritage Lottery Funded project which will help to protect, monitor and restore the freshwater environment of Coniston Water, the River Crake and the wider catchment area, through a programme of conservation, community engagement and education.
The project will run between 2017 and 2020, with an ongoing legacy beyond this time period. It is a South Cumbria Rivers Trust project initiated and run by Coniston and Crake Catchment Partnership.

Latest News

Farm Constructed Wetland Success! November 20th, 2019 by Kath Smith

This year the project worked with a farmer to reduce sediment and phosphate inputs into the River Crake by formalising a ditch system with a…

River Restoration Part 2 October 24th, 2019 by Kath Smith

New channel connected! The new section of beck is now connected to the main beck, whilst still allowing water to flow along the old leat.…

River Restoration August 12th, 2019 by Kath Smith

Work has now begun on an exciting restoration project which will allow salmon to reach further upstream of a beck for better spawning conditions. It…

Education and Awareness of river biodiversity in the CONISTON & CRAKE community, its businesses and organisations