Stewardship Plan

Our Stewardship Plan is our core management plan for Ennerdale which has guided and directed us since 2006.

Amazingly our Stewardship Plan is 10 years old in 2016 and we are in the process of reviewing it with the aim of producing a new plan with aims and aspirations for the next 10 years . 

We have consulted the local community, our Advisory Group and Liaison Group . You can find summaries of each below.

Stewardship Plan Documents

The text contains an introduction which helps explain the Stewardship Plan approach.

Local Community Consultation

Over 50 local people attended a consultation event in June 2010. A yellow post-it note session produced a list of top likes and dislikes below. (numbers relate to number of stickers)

10 Peace, Tranquility, Quietness
7 Views , Scenery, Sunrises & Sunsets
5 Diversity & Biodiversity
5 Traffic free,
4 Conifer removal, Native tree regeneration
4 Cattle
4 Non commercial
3 Wildlife
3 Red Squirrels
3 Lack of people, low tourist numbers
3 Community. Local involvement
2 More open landscape, improved vistas
2 Natural wild river, river edges improved
2 Wildness, Remoteness
2 Wild Ennerdale Project, national focus
8 Traffic on valley road, Logging lorries
5 Dog mess on paths, in bags tied to trees
5 Lack of toilets
4 Too Many People, Touristy
4 Litter
4 Ignoring plight of red squirrel
4 Camper Vans, the thought of a campsite
3 Midges
3 Sitka Spruce
3 Bare felled areas,
2 Noisy motorbikes and quad bikes
2 Poor road access
2 Grey Squirrel invasion
2 Lack of info signs and information

Advisory Group

The Wild Ennerdale Advisory Group met in late September 2010, staying three days at Ennerdale YHA. The Group was invited by the Wild Ennerdale Partners to provide feedback on the Stewardship Plan review and a Summary of their feedback is provided.


Liaison Group

Our Liaison Group is made up of Cumbrian organisations who have ain interest in the Ennerdale Valley. The group met in late June 2011 at the Ennerdale Scout Centre and spent the morning providing feedback on the Partnerships achievements and where our priorities should be over the next 5 years. The afternoon was spent outside with a field visit to Heckbarley to discuss the future of this area after all the conifer has been cleared.

wordleTo try and tease out the key points and issues the replies to each question have been converted into a word cloud. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text by making those words larger and differently coloured. You can also read the full report.

Wild Ennerdale Partners Logos