Lowther Park is situated only 5km east of Egremont just outside the north western boundary of the Lake District National Park. The woodland extends to 342 ha all of which is freehold having been purchased in six separate conveyances between 1928 and 1973. The forest is divided into four areas each with their own name Lowther, Sillathwaite, Uldale and Dent but for simplicity the four are referred to under the one name of Lowther Park. This page provides access to the Forest Design Plan for Lowther Park which is the Forestry Commission's core planning document. This document was reviewed and offered for consultation during spring 2009 and was approved in August 2009.
Whilst this plan is now approved the Forestry Commission is always keen to hear people's comments about its management so by all means please email Gareth Browning if you have any comments.
Documents Available as Adobe Acrobat files. If printing to a different paper size to the one shown in brackets please remember that any maps will not be to scale.
- The Introduction, main text and graphs (A4)
- Photographic survey of important viewpoints. (A3)
- Photographic survey illustrating general features (A3)
- Maps; Background Survey, Achievements and Review Issues.(A3)
- Maps: Design Concept, Future Woodland Management and Species, Future Community,Recreation & Access, Future Water, Heritage & Nature Conservation. Planning for Climate Change.(A3)
- Computer perspectives showing how the forest may look in 2030 (A3)