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Going for green in the Lake District

Viva!'s latest Vegetarian Guide to the Lake District has the pick of the veggie crop

Release date: 
Friday, March 2, 2007

Green, in more ways than one, the beautiful Lake District offers its visitors and residents not only a seemingly timeless countryside retreat but also " as the latest, and increasingly popular Vegetarian Guide to the Lake District clearly illustrates " an ethical haven packed with cafes, shops, restaurants, hotels, B&Bs and pubs offering a growing selection of veggie, fairly traded and organic delights.

Now its 20th year, and featuring 85 businesses, the Vegetarian Guide to the Lake District is the perfect holiday reference for the many thousands of vegetarians, vegans and meat reducers visiting the region each year, with a fabulous selection of veggie-friendly places to stay, eat and shop.

And new for this year's edition, the handy A5 guide includes a host of useful information from opening times and disabled facilities to whether soya milk, fairly traded/organic products and vegetarian/vegan alcohol are available. As with previous editions, you can even find places where you and your dog will be welcome so your four-legged friend need never be home alone.

The Vegetarian Guide to the Lake District also highlights the 25 businesses in the region that are signed up to Viva!'s fantastic discount scheme. This initiative enables supporters of the veggie campaigning group to save "''s when shopping, eating out or booking accommodation. And it's not just exclusive to the Lake District " the scheme has over 230 participating businesses nationwide and overseas.

'As ever, the Lake District provides the perfect retreat to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, whatever your dietary leaning. As well as a fantastic array of wholly veggie places, there is without doubt an increasing number of businesses catering for this growing sector, whether it be providing soya milk for teas and coffees to providing an animal-free feast. And it's brilliant that we can promote these places to visitors to the Lake District, to ensure that their trip is an enjoyable one.' says Justin Kerswell, editor of the guide.

Copies of the Vegetarian Guide to the Lake District are available from local tourist information centres and businesses in the region or directly from Viva! at a cost of just "1 inc p&p.

Copies of the guide for illustration are available on request. For further information contact Justin Kerswell on 0117 944 1000 or email angie@viva.org.uk.