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Successful first year for Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way winds its way for twenty miles around England's second largest lake. Credit: ITV Border

More than sixty thousand people have used a new Lake District walking route in its first year.

The Ullswater Way winds its way for twenty miles around England's second largest lake.

The Lake District National Park has hailed the path a major success.


Walk "raises awareness" of less fortunate children

"The project is designed to raise awareness of how unfortunate kids are in other parts of the world, in areas where they don't have fresh water.

"When you see their faces when they see images of youngsters in Africa drinking from dirty wells, it proves how lucky they are here."

– Doug Forsyth, President, Selkirk Rotary Club

Border children 'walking for water'

School children in the Borders are walking six kilometres whilst carrying water, to raise money for charity.

Pupils from Philiphaugh Community School and Lilliesleaf Primary are taking part in the national Rotakids event.

Ten Border Rotary Clubs are hoping to raise £21,000 through sponsorship and grants.

The money will be sent to the Katete Community in Zambia, where children carry four litres of water for six kilometres every day.

The money will be spent on building bore holes and installing a pump to give communities access to clean drinking water.


Walker declared dead at scene

Teams from the Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance were unable to save a man who fell from Pavey Ark in the central Lake District.

The man is believed to be from West Yorkshire has died after falling from Pavey Ark in the Langdale Pikes.

It is thought the fell walker was between 40 and 50 years old.

He was declared dead at the scene, near the head of Great Langdale, north-west of Ambleside.