The Glenderamackin catchment covers the watercourses upstream of Keswick that join to form the River Greta. The catchment is steep and mountainous and part of the Lake District National Park.
Keswick town has a long history of flooding but recent appraisals by the Environment Agency concluded that it wasn’t viable to build more formal flood defences through the town. Managing the landscape to allow it to store and slow flood water could help to reduce flood risk to the town. Measures such as peat restoration, tree planting and water storage areas could also provide habitat for a wider range of species, improve water quality and help to manage the large volumes of gravel that get washed downstream during floods. The landscape is dominated by farming and any changes should also improve the sustainability of the farm business.