Over six bags of litter, weighing more than 18lbs, have been picked up from Lake District shores by volunteers.

This was done as part of the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean.

From September 15-24, volunteers across the Lake District joined forces with Gatebeck and Fallbarrow Holiday Park teams to collect an impressive haul.

This marks the 30th anniversary of the Great British Beach Clean, with a record number of Parkdean Resorts volunteers uniting to collect a record weight of litter.

Operated by Parkdean Resorts, Gatebeck and Fallbarrow Holiday Parks were among 59 areas from England, Scotland, and Wales where volunteers gathered to remove litter.

Data from the clean will be added to the International Coastal Clean-up database, aiding the Marine Conservation Society's ongoing efforts to preserve ocean life.

The Lake District parks were part of a larger campaign that weighed in with an astounding total of 620kg of garbage, retrieved by 392 volunteers from 59 collections across the UK.

This significantly surpassed last year's record of 422kg by 265 volunteers from 36 parks.

Jane Bates, Head of Sustainability and Procurement, Parkdean Resorts, said: “Creating safe spaces for nature and having a lasting, positive impact on the communities we serve are both fundamental to our business, so we’re proud to participate in the Great British Beach Clean every year.

"With a record number of parks and volunteers involved, this is something that really matters to our teams, and we’re delighted to have had such an amazing turnout from dedicated volunteers, and to be able to contribute to the Marine Conservation Society’s valuable work.”

Clare Trotman, Beachwatch Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, said: “We are so grateful for Parkdean Resorts’ support in organising so many events as part of this year’s Great British Beach Clean. By holding dozens of beach cleans around the UK, they have helped to make this year’s event even more successful.

"Without our volunteers heading down to the beach to collect and record litter, we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do."

With 66 parks across the nation, Parkdean Resorts recently released its first ESG report charting its commitment to protecting 3,500 acres of land.