A series of information panels that will be installed around a lake that inspired William Wordsworth will include safety information for visitors.
The boards will be put up around Ullswater, which prompted the Lakeland poet to pen his famous Daffodils work after a stroll round Gowbarrow Park.
Each panel will concentrate on a specific aspect of life in and around Ullswater from the rocky heights of Glenridding to the rolling farmland around Pooley Bridge. But they all contain valuable visitor information about contacting local rangers, finding out the weather forecast and timetables for public transport.
The eight panels, detailing the history, wildlife, settlements and landscape of Ullswater, are being installed next month at key locations all around the eight-mile-long lake in time for the arrival of the autumn colours.
Wordsworth described the lake as ‘the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur which any of the lakes affords’.
Lake District National Park Authority design and interpretation co-ordinator James Cook said: “Because Ullswater has so much to offer visitors it was difficult choosing what to highlight on the panels, but I’m very pleased with the finished result.
“I know the public will appreciate the lake even more after they’ve used the information on the panels.”
The authority has had support from Eden District Council, Ullswater Steamers, and Ullswater Lake Safety and Rescue Association for the project.