News from John Atkinson for November 2011

  • Lake District footpaths - our work here

    15:45 26 November 2011
    By John Atkinson, Nick Petrie, Paul Kear , Rob Clarke, Sarah Anderson

    Although our work carries on all through the year, it does vary with the seasons. For one thing our high level path repair work has to be done when the days are longer and the weather is better (supposedly!).

    Check out what our South Lakes footpath team has been up to over the last year.

News from John Atkinson

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Lead Ranger.
I have lived and worked in the Lakes for most of my life both as a farmer and for the last 20+ years as a National Trust employee. Over the years I have worked right across the Lakes firstly as a practitioner repairing walls and footpaths and working on conservation projects. Then more recently managing upland access projects and advising on access and erosion issues, before gaining my current position managing the Ranger team in the South Lakes. I am also a very passionate supporter of rural skills and upland farming and sit on the national committee of the DSWA and also the Federation of Cumbrian Commoners. When not at work I run a 200ha upland farm with my family where we keep traditional breeds of cattle and sheep and assist in conservation grazing schemes.