Inclusive path (2007)

Eco-tourism comes to Cumbria
The Pike without the pain
Can’t Walk ? Don’t Walk !
Free souvenir photos of your virtual visit to Scafell Pike.

“Once these footpaths have been destroyed there is no going back. We have to fix them now.” Kim Wilde
Worried about the impact of tourism on the environment ? Path erosion is a serious problem in the Lake District where 12 million tourists visit each year. “Ugly scarred paths spoil the view for everyone – walkers, climbers and sightseers alike.” www.fixthefells.co.uk
The Inclusive Path proposes un-tourism where visitors will be able to visit sensitive sites like Scafell Pike without the need to walk on them, and yet still take away precious memories of the experience.
In addition the Inclusive Path will enable the owners of Scafell Pike, the National Trust, to offer an alternative to costly level access to the Pike by providing virtual access for the 3 million registered disabled, a high proportion of the 20 million people over 65 and growing numbers of overweight schoolchildren in the UK.

Public installations, photography, questionnaires, media intervention.

Commissioned by FRED. Keswick Town Square 4th and 5th of October 2007 and Grasmere on the 6th and 7th.