Stickle Tarn, one of eight areas on the market

Stickle Tarn, one of eight areas on the market

More land has been put on the market, as part of a wholesale sell-off of land by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Seven properties have been put on the market by the cash-strapped national park, including Stickle Tarn in Great Langdale as part of a disposal of assets.

Properties up for sale include river frontage at Portinscale, Keswick; Blue Hill and Red Bank Wood at Ambleside; Blea Brows on the banks of Coniston Water at Torver; Baneriggs Wood between Grasmere and Rydal Water; Lady Wood, White Moss, Grasmere, and Yewbarrow in Longsleddale in the eastern Lake District.

All are up for sale by tender, with three woodland areas expected to fetch at least £100,000 each.

If all seven properties realise their guide prices, the sell-off will boost the Lake District National Park Authority’s coffers by half a million pounds.

Mark Hoggar, head of resources for the Lake District national park, said: “The properties advertised for sale in the Westmorland Gazette are part of the Lake District national park’s ongoing sales and acquisitions review to make sure our properties are managed effectively within the current financial climate.

“In line with this, and following consultation, we have agreed that the properties advertised are no longer required for our property needs and are suitable for sale by formal tender.

“We have put measures in place to ensure the responsible disposal of these properties, all of which are subject to the planning framework of the Lake District National Park.

“We have safeguarded and strengthened public access where it already exists and included other special conditions to protect the special qualities.

“The proceeds of any property sales will be reinvested into improving or maintaining other national park properties we own. This work is in support of the agreed vision and plan set out with our partners to jointly manage the national park.

“Lake District national park currently owns or manages nearly 9,000ha [22,240 acres] of land within the national park, comprising about four per cent of the total land area.”

  • In our original story, we included the Boot campsite in the list of assets being sold off. Although the campsite is for sale with the same agents as those used by the Lake District national park, the site is not owned by the authority, and is currently owned by Eskdale Campsites.

Our apologies to owner Martyn Merckel.

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