TWO EE masts have been upgraded to extend 4G coverage in the Lake District. 

The Lake District is the most visited national park in the UK, with upwards of 15 million visitors every year. However, it is also an area that has previously been poorly served in terms of mobile coverage. 

One of the upgraded masts is located between Coniston Water and Windermere, bringing coverage to locations including Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland and parts of Grizedale Forest. 

The Mail: EE said that the improved coverage will improve signal in the Lake DistrictEE said that the improved coverage will improve signal in the Lake District (Image: Submitted)

The other is to the southeast of Windermere Lake, providing improved coverage to rural areas including Cartmel Fell, Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve and down towards the River Kent estuary and Milnthorpe – including a large section of the A590.  

The EE mobile masts have been upgraded this summer as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN), a £1 billion initiative to extend 4G connectivity to rural communities, with the aim to cover 95 per cent of the UK’s geography by the end of 2025.  

To balance the desire for enhanced mobile connectivity in rural communities with the need to respect the natural landscape, both masts are situated in non-intrusive areas while providing maximum benefit, EE says.