Our Landscape Charter

A Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District setting out our commitment to the landscapes of Cumbria.


Author: Chris James


Learn new skills and join our army of volunteers helping us to make a practical difference to the Lake District all year round.

Why become a member?

Love the Lake District? Become a member of Friends of the Lake District and join thousands of like minded people in caring for this unique landscape.


Author: Sophie Hodge

Hot Topics
Windermere Ferry price increases, Threlkeld Railway Path, Conservation Covenants Consultation, Kirkby Moor Windfarm Inquiry, New Road Common, Kendal Flood Defence Scheme, Penrith Masterplan, Motorised Use of Fell Roads

Latest News

  • Spring Newsletter 2019

    Full steam ahead for the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme Read more

  • Join ‘The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick’ 2019

    We're asking every parish, school and organisation in Cumbria to get involved to make this a really high profile and well-supported day to show the rest of the UK how proud we are of our county. Read more

  • Local Plan Consultation now OPEN

    This consultation represents your last real chance to get involved and influence the content of the Lake District ‘Local Plan’ so we would urge you to submit a response online and make yourself heard. Read more

  • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

    Read our response to the recent Government consultation on the process for evaluating sites for a Geological Disposal Facility for high level nuclear waste. Read more

What's on

  • Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2019

    Let’s get together and make a start for a cleaner Cumbria! Join us on the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick! Sign up to join a litter pick in your area or organise your own! Read more

  • Friends of the Lake District Kirby Lecture with Paul Rose

    Paul works in the most challenging and remote places on the planet in support of science and conservation. He brings us an enthusiastic and positive perspective of global issues such as ocean health and plastic pollution whilst celebrating conservation in Cumbria. Read more

  • Open Day and AGM 2019

    Join us for this year's Open Day and AGM. Hear from our staff about their work and what we have achieved together for the Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes. Read more

  • Summer Solstice Birthday Celebration

    As part of our 85th birthday celebrations please join us for a Summer Solstice Walk to the summit of Latrigg, with magical views out across the northern Lakes: the perfect place for a party to watch the sun set with friends old and new. Read more

  • Fight the Aliens–Big Balsam Bash

    Be part of a fighting force of volunteers working around Rydal to attempt a mass-removal of Himalayan Balsam. We aim to clear the Rydal area of the infestation, to reduce regrowth and prevent the spread to other areas of the Lakes. Read more

Projects and Campaigns

  • The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme

    The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aims to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Read more

  • Dark Skies Cumbria

    Find out more about our project to get the Lake District recognised Dark Sky status - and how you can take part. Read more