A Lake District restaurant has joined local school children as the latest contributors to an exciting wildlife project in the woods.

James Tasker, who runs The Lamplighter Dining Rooms in Windermere, donated a wildlife trail camera to charity Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust this week.

The plan is for Windermere & Bowness Town Council to install it at Elleray Wood to observe what creatures are to be found at the popular beauty spot at Orrest Head.

Town Steward Gary Hancox has volunteered to climb up a ladder to fit the device to a tree soon.

Councillor Sally Parkin, clerk to Windermere & Bowness Town Council, said: "It's an exciting project which has seen school children from The Lakes School and Windermere School create brilliant bat and bird boxes.

"A lot of work has been done to increase biodiversity in the area and our aim to see what moves into the bat and bird boxes. 

"We're not sure what we'll see yet - maybe birds and bats.

"Westmorland Red Squirrel have been working hard to protect native red squirrels so we're hoping we now have improved chances of spotting one in this area of woodland.

"Who knows but we're looking forward to sharing our amazing wildlife photos in the future."