Lakeland Trails is committed to working hard to reduce our environmental impact and to raise awareness of relevant issues.

We care about the impact we have on the environment and the Lake District - after all, it's where we live and it's our playground too. We want to avoid 'greenwashing' just to pay lip service to environmental causes so we're making sure that everything we do is fully thought through to ensure the solution achieves the desired benefits.

This may mean initiatives take a bit longer to implement as we take an incremental approach to them, but it should result in a greater impact. For example, planting trees for the sake of it can lead to minimal gains in biodiversity and sometimes only offer a short-term solution if the trees are felled at a young age, so we carefully researched options before deciding how best to offer our Tees for Trees initiative.

Our Tees for Trees initiative (more information below) will mean that we will be ordering fewer t-shirts but inevitably we will have some left over at the end of the events. These t-shirts are put to good use by CRCL, a charity based in west Cumbria which promotes cultural awareness by arranging exchange trips for children from Tanzania. When trips to Africa take place, the t-shirts are shipped across with the visitors to be used as team kits for the children playing sport.


Nobody likes to see litter on the trails and there's rarely any left by our runners. Despite that, we send a Sweeper around at the back of the course to collect race signage, check gates have been shut and to check for any stray items of rubbish.

Carousel sweeper on course
Tees for Trees
Compostable Cups
Latest News

2021 Dates

3rd September 2020

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Returning to the Trails

21st July 2020

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Events' update

14th July 2020

We’re really excited that the latest Government guidance, released on Friday, allows for the resumption of sporting events exempt from... Read more