This Lake District beauty spot is being destroyed – can a local campaign save it?

“Windermere Lake is dying.” This is the urgent message from one conservationist who has lived in the Lake District all his life.

This fjord-like body of water in northwest England is one of the crowning glories of the Lake District National Park, an area that has been protected since 1951.

The shores of Windermere have teemed with leisure daytrippers since the late 19th century, when hotels and pleasure boats first took root in earnest.

And in 2017, the Lake District was crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park is the largest in the UK and the most visited, drawing more than 16 million visitors a year. 

But beneath the surface

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