A project to improve the visitor experience at Fell Foot Park in the Lake District has been granted planning permission.
Chester based landscape architecture practice Land Studio has been working with the National Trust – which was given the property in 1948 – to design a series of more open and accessible paths through the Victorian park and to the visitor hub at the Grade II-listed boathouses on the shores of the lake.
The design plans have been approved by the Lake District National Park Authority and construction work is expected to start to take place on site later this year.
The lakeshore park sits at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. It was the first country park in the Lake District to be designated as such and is one of the few lakeside venues accessible to the public south of Bowness.
Land Studio founder Simon Richards says: “We’re delighted that planning permission has been approved for our project at Fell Foot Park, which is a much-loved tourist attraction in the Lake District.
“We specialise in designing within historic places and in ways that connect people to nature and are working with the National Trust on a number of projects across the North West.”