Name? Richard Dowson
Role? Placemaking creative consultant. I work on strengthening the connection between people and spaces within the Lakes and Dales.
Where is your Great Place within the Lakes and Dales and why? Coniston Water, I love the beauty of the lake and surrounding villages.
What’s your ideal day? I used to be a keen runner and did some fell running in my day. Nowadays walking pace is pretty much my limit, but I still love climbing the hills.
Favourite event or place of interest in the Lakes and Dales? I love the variety of shows and events that are held within the area, ranging from traditional village fetes through to large scale international events, as they showcase both the area and its amazing talent superbly.
Active or chilled (or both!)? Active, I love getting outdoors, although I do enjoy relaxing with some good food and drink afterwards.
Hidden gem? I love Coopers in Skipton, it sells lovely coffee and it’s great to watch the world (or at least Skipton), pass by.