It's truly amazing to think the number of farms in Borrowdale has decreased by more than half over the past 6 centuries. The valley has been able to maintain its farming tradition and landscape despite the decrease in farm numbers, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the local farmers. As we move into the future, it is important to recognise and appreciate the work that these farmers have done to keep the valley's farming culture alive.
The community of Borrowdale in England has experienced a transformation in recent years. Where once the primary source of income was from the extraction industries, such as the Honister Slate Mine, the economic landscape has shifted and the tourism industry has become the main provider of jobs. Despite the changes, the people of Borrowdale still maintain their time-honoured tradition of hospitality. There are a number of holiday homes in the valley, the Honister Slate Mine is still operating, offering mine tours, a shop and a cafe. This combination of tradition and modernity makes Borrowdale a unique and inviting destination.