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Latest news

  • Pressure mounts on National Grid to ditch the pylons

    Controversial plans to put 24 kilometres of pylons across parts of the Lake District National Park in West Cumbria have come under fire. Read more

  • Conservation Day boost to Keswick Mountain Festival

    The flood damaged landscapes around Keswick are set to receive some TLC at the Keswick Mountain Festival on Saturday 21st May thanks to our first mass-volunteering Fell Care Day being held as part of the Festival. Read more

  • Drystone Walling Competition

    Drystone walls are an iconic part of Cumbria's cultural identity and it is vital that this heritage skill continues to be passed down the generations. Read more

  • Black Combe Walk

    Friends of the Lake District hopes that this event will raise public awareness of the threat and put pressure on National Grid to begin a dialogue about underground mitigation for the line installation across 24km of the western Lake District. Read more

What's on

  • Annual Dry Stone Walling Competition

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  • Keswick Mountain Festival Fell Care Day

    There is a huge amount of work to be done to heal and restore our beloved landscapes. Read more

  • Annual General Meeting and Events

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  • Morecambe Bay Walk 2016

    Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. Read more