Bowness and Windermere Forward are currently developing a joint project with the Lake District Foundation to research and test assumptions regarding the perceived need to enhance the viewing points and walking trails around Bowness and Windermere.
Following on from the success of the new Bowness and Windermere Map, the
long term ambition is to enhance all viewing points so they are accessible, well promoted and interpreted to celebrate the area and its World Heritage Status.
Additionally, utilising The Lake District Foundation’s expertise, each enhanced route would integrate Visitor Giving opportunities to allow visitors to donate towards a project fund specifically for Bowness and Windermere projects.
The first phase toward achieving this goal is to generate evidence for potential funders which demonstrates how the idea can generate benefits for local communities. Together with The Lake District Foundation, we are preparing an application to Awards for All for a development grant – more news on the success of this to follow.