Tag Archives: Tourism

New research: ‘Coastal England: Are young people a ‘lost generation’?’

The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) have published a report regarding public perceptions of the English coast focusing on people between the ages of 18 and 35. Key findings from the report highlight that over half of those surveyed were unaware of opportunities at the coast and 80% of people stated that they would rather visit

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way – Highly Commended in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016

Huge congratulations once again to the Morecambe Bay Partnership on the wonderful Bay Cycle Way which, following its local success last year in the Lancashire Tourism Awards, has now been recognised nationally at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016. The Bay Cycle Way was Highly Commended in the Tourism Experience of the Year category at the

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UK Government consents construction of Tidal Lagoon in Swansea Bay

A £1 billion tidal lagoon project within Swansea Bay will become a reality as the UK government has given consent for its construction.  The tidal lagoon will generate multiple benefits, providing clean renewable energy and recreational, leisure and tourism facilities for cycling, walking, angling, rowing and sailing to help create investment and job opportunities. The

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Award winning beaches – The Seaside Awards

Keep Britain Tidy recently announced the 2015 Seaside Awards. 111 beaches across England have achieved the award, which is given for high standards of cleanliness and facilities. This year 14 of the North West’s beaches have the award. These are (from north to south): Copeland Borough Council: St Bees, Silecroft, Haverigg Lancaster City Council: Morecambe

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Morecambe Bay Partnership awarded £300K award to build cycle tourism around the bay

Morecambe Bay Partnership has recently been given a £300,000 award from the Coastal Communities Fund to enhance the cycling tourism offer of Morecambe Bay. The work includes creating a new electric bike network, which will be the UK’s first long distance cycle route accessible by electric bike, and installing new bike infrastructure such as public repair

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust Newsletter Update – October 2014

Cumbria Wildlife Trust has issued a new newsletter for October 2014. The newsletter presents topics on the following: Introduction of laws to restore nature and biodiversity through “act for nature”, Cumbria Wildlife Trust wins Combating Climate Change Award, the opening of Gosling Sike Farm in Carlisle, results of Cumbria’s Wildlife Trust hay meadow photography competition,

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence – NW ACE 2014 – Winners Announced!

The winners of the NW ACE 2014 were announced today at Destination Coast! – the North West Coastal Forum’s biennial regional conference. The awards were presented by Peter Hampson, CEO of British Destinations. They were: Coastal Champion: in an unusual move we have 3 joint winners this year. They were proposed on one nomination and

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English Coast Path – National Trail Update

Natural England is actively involved in establishing the “England Coast Path”, an exciting and ambitious project to develop a National Trail around the coast of England. On the 15th October 2014 Natural England submitted a report to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs proposing improved accessibility along the coast from Whitehaven

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Final Programme Available – Destination Coast! 3rd November, Grange-over-Sands

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce that the final programme is now available for the North West’s biennial coastal conference – Destination Coast! – 3rd November in Grange-over-Sands, with an optional field trip to Morecambe Bay on 4th November. The event will feature the North West Awards for Coastal Excellence. We are also delighted to announce

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North West Seaside Award Winners – 2014

Keep Britain Tidy has today (20th May) announced national winners of the Seaside Awards, with thirteen beaches in North West England achieving the standards required. These are (from north to south): St Bees, Silecroft and Haverigg, Cumbria (managed by Copeland Borough Council) Morecambe North and Morecambe South (managed by Lancaster City Council) Ferry Beach and Rossall Beaches,

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