Over the past two years I and my wife Harriet – a brilliant writer – have been documenting the hill farming community across Cumbria. We have we have met with 30 farmers on their properties and many more at sales, shows and events across the county. We have helped with lambing, scanning, clouting, walling and shearing and been on a numerous gathers on the high Lakeland fells. We have also met with and interviewed people from organisations charged with looking after the landscape that attracts more than 30 million visitors each year, such as Lake District National Park Authority, Natural England, National Trust, United Utilities, RSPB and Friends of the Lake District. We wanted to get a picture of how the farming community is facing the challenges to meet changing agri-environmental schemes. Traditional farming practices are adapting to provide better water quality, carbon storage, tree planting and increased biodiversity, as well as provide food. An exhibition of our work will tour to venues across Cumbria as well as show at The Royal Geographical Society, London in November. More information on the project can be discovered at landkeepers.co.uk