A LAKE District visitor centre is currently undergoing 'low carbon improvements' while the site is closed.

The national park authority has taken the opportunity to update the Brockhole on Windermere centre, situated near Troutbeck Bridge, while it is shut amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesman for the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) said the LDNPA team had been converting the centre's heating system from gas to water - with Windermere used as the water source - to help reduce carbon emissions.

The spokesman said: "In addition, we have installed insulation and replaced some of the single-glazed windows at Brockhole with new double glazing to improve the thermal efficiency of the building.

"These improvements to our site have helped us reduce our carbon dioxide emissions whilst making a more comfortable environment for our staff and visitors ready for when we can reopen."

Brockhole hosts a café, shop and various activities.