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Latest news

  • Our month in pictures - July

    Images from July events and activities organised by Friends of the Lake District Read more

  • Wealth of work completed at Wasdale

    Our volunteers ranged from eager Scouts right up to active retirees, and the feedback tells a tale of a fantastic day, full of camaraderie, hard work and lots of cake! Read more

  • Basking in Borrowdale

    We chose a glorious day for our Poet in the Meadow event. Read more

  • KIRBY, James Lewis Jr.

    Sadly, we have heard that one of our major benefactors – Baron Kirby de Claremont (from America)– died earlier this year. Read more

What's on

  • Gillside Woods, Wildlife and Water

    See the new wood at Gillside, Grasmere and find out about the wildlife and the hydro electric scheme. Read more

  • The Kirby Lecture

    18th September 2015
    Hear how outdoor film maker, Terry Abraham, overcame incredible challenges to film two of the most popular outdoor films in recent years. Read more

  • Blencathra Fell Care Day

    22nd September 2015
    Come to our Blencathra Fell Care day and join hundreds of volunteers in carrying out practical conservation tasks to protect one of the most dramatic and beautiful spots in England.
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  • Eden Fell Care Day

    Our final autumn event will held in Eden, taking in Orton and its spectacular limestone pavement. There are a whole host of practical conservation tasks and learning opportunities to choose from. Read more