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Latest news

  • A new dawn for a determined campaigner

    Our campaigning work has been instrumental in seeing the park extensions agreed and in promoting the importance of national park status for our most treasured landscapes Read more

  • See in the dawn over the Lake District

    We're inviting you to help us celebrate the national parks extension areas by joining us to see in the first dawn over the newly extended Lake District National Park. 1st August 2016 Read more

  • Innovative grant scheme helps Cumbria get back on its feet

    Our ‘Discover Cumbria’ grant scheme is dedicated to funding events and activities that help Cumbria get back on its feet after the flooding events of December 2015. Read more

  • People Power at Fell Care Day delivers impressive results

    123 volunteers were joined by 15 volunteer task leaders and 10 Friends of the Lake District staff to take part in a variety of practical conservation tasks on Wednesday 6th July to help heal and restore landscapes ravaged by the winter storms. Read more

What's on

  • Morecambe Bay Walk 2016

    Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. 30th July 2016 Read more

  • Dawn over the new Lake District National Park extension areas

    See in the new dawn over the Lake District National Park in a celebration of the long awaited extension to the Park boundaries. Read more

  • The Long View MEMBERS Walk

    Join photographer and writer, Rob and Harriet Fraser, for insights into trees, ecology and landscape heritage. Circular walk across limestone pavements at our property in Little Asby. Suitable for adults and children age 8+. This is an exclusive walk for MEMBERS of Friends of the Lake District. Read more

  • Rusland Fell Care Day

    Our final Fell Care Day of the year is being held in the Rusland Valley where we're teaming up with the Rusland Horizons programme. Join hundreds of volunteers in carrying out practical conservation tasks in this wonderful setting. Read more