Glenridding has been flooded twice in a week

Glenridding has been flooded twice in a week

An organisation has set up a fund to help restore the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District following the devastating Storm Desmond.

Nurture Lakeland’s Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund will help repair some of the damage done in the valley which was hit by a second flood in four days yesterday.

The appeal has been launched in partnership with the Ullswater Association to raise cash to help the valley.

A Nurture Lakeland spokesperson said: “The community is highly dependent on tourism so we are working with them to raise money to help the area recover after the flood.

“Footpaths have been swept away, ground severely eroded, habitats damaged, water polluted. The fund will be used to restore the natural environment of this beautiful and much loved area so that visitors can come back and share it and help the local economy thrive again.”

At the northern end of Ullswater, Pooley Bridge was swept away, cutting off a vital road link to Penrith. Glenridding was hit by floods again yesterday, Wednesday, as heavy rain caused the beck to overflow and inundate houses and businesses.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, whose volunteer members have been working hard since Storm Desmond hit on Saturday, had its own base flooded and is planning to spend the weekend getting its headquarters ship shape again.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund can do so online via the Nurture Lakeland site.

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