Conserving Coniston & Crake

‘Conserving Coniston & Crake’
This National Lottery Heritage Fund project has now finished. It aimed to help 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  ran from June 2017 to March 2021, and left  an ongoing legacy beyond this time period. Initiated by the Coniston and Crake Catchment Partnership, the project was managed by South Cumbria Rivers Trust and  supported by the National Trust and The Lake District National Park Authority. Please visit to find out about similar work across  South Cumbria.

Latest News

A Year of the River Crake April 15th, 2021 by Kath Smith

We commissioned Dan Fox of Sound Intervention to produce a short film about the River Crake. A camera was set up in a garden next…

Project draws to a close! March 24th, 2021 by Kath Smith

Its the last few days of the project . Take a look at what has been achieved over the past three and a half years https://…

About the Becks – New Walks Booklet January 4th, 2021 by Kath Smith

About the Becks  – a booklet of walks around the catchment is now available. Printed with a waterproof cover the booklet features 3 walks to take you…

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