Stagecoach is getting on board with local currency in the Lake District this month by accepting payment of the local Lake District Pound. Lake District Pounds support the local economy by supporting local businesses.
From Saturday 6th April 2019, Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire will be accepting the Lake District Pound on all it’s bus services throughout Cumbria and Lancashire. This offers locals and visitors to the region yet another way to pay, which includes sterling, mobile ticketing and contactless payments.
The Lake District Pound is a local currency that is touted to help the whole region. Lake District Pounds support the local economy by supporting local businesses. All proceeds support the Cumbria Community Foundation and the Lake District Foundation, so using the LD£ supports the wider community and the landscape we all love.
The local currency was initially launched in 2018, and 2019 marks the production of its second edition, with mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington featuring on the new LD£1, LD£5, LD£10 and LD£20 designs, alongside Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter.
The idea behind the currency is to help locals and visitors enjoy Cumbrian culture and support local businesses. Interestingly, there are now approx LD£90,000 worth of Lake District pounds in circulation throughout the region, with 350 businesses accepting the currency – and more are expected to follow this year – just like Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire.
At the end of your stay in the Lake District, any unspent pounds can be swapped back to sterling. Alternatively, you can keep them as a souvenir from your time here. For more information on the local currency, please visit the dedicated LD£ website.