It reminds me of how willing people are to put something back into looking after the landscapes we all enjoy so much.
I am very fortunate to live in the Lake District amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in England and every time I head out on one my favourite local walks above Ullswater Lake, i am reminded of just how much the mountains give back to me. The peace and quiet, excercise and fresh air and a chance to recharge my batteries. And not only this, but also, clean water, timber, tasty food, and a good wage to mention but a few of the daily benefits.
A recent survey about why people visit the Lake District National Park indicated that around 97% of people come here for the scenery and the hill walking. No suprises there i guess, but how many i wonder ever reflect on the true cost of such incredible beauty and the behind the scenes efforts to keep it this way.