A SOUTH Lakes entrepreneur has launched an online shopping and home delivery food and drink service, designed to support the local economy and be kinder to the environment.

A Day’s Walk, based near Cartmel, has been set up by Colin Sneath, 57, who is passionate about the Lake District and wants to do all he can to promote its local food and drink producers.

“Every item we stock comes from a local farmer, grower, producer or business within a day’s walk of the business," he said.

“That means it is fresh, clocks up next to no food miles and is some of the best food and drink in the land.

“People can choose items, order and book a delivery slot, six days a week directly from our website."

Colin has a background in retail and marketing and came up with the idea for the enterprise when he noticed that some products sold in Lakeland and promoted as ‘local’, actually came from other parts of the region.

The firm is a real family affair with Colin’s wife Emma and son Cameron involved, along with two drivers and an administrator.

“We go as far as Barrow in the west, Ambleside in the north, Kirkby Lonsdale in the east and sweep up the rest of the area to Milnthorpe in the south."

Colin is hoping to grow the business to cover Keswick and the North Lakes and create a franchise network.

Visit www.adayswalk.co.uk to shop.