The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
We've organised a packed week of events between Sat 3rd & Fri 9th Aug and we think! we've catered for everyone this year...Bats, Fell Ponies, Treasure Hunts, Alpacas, Dry Stone Walling, Rainforests, Art and a Woodland Wild Camp! Read more
A proposal to Extend the Boundary of the Lake District National Park between Grange-over-Sands and the Irish Sea Coast at Silecroft to Provide Statutory Protection to a High Quality Landscape Read more
It’s National Volunteers Week from 1-7 June and so we are launching our ‘Fight the Aliens – Big Balsam Bash’ event which takes place around Rydal on Saturday 20th July. Read more
The Lake District National Park's Local Plan consultation is now closed. We have made our full written response available to read via this page. Read more
A Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District setting out our commitment to the landscapes of Cumbria.
Learn new skills and join our army of volunteers helping us to make a practical difference to the Lake District all year round.
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Hot TopicsAshstead Fell: proposed felling and restocking, Carlisle Southern Link Road consultation, New Road A66 Consultation, Threlkeld Railway Path, Conservation Covenants, Kirkby Moor Windfarm Inquiry, Kendal New Road Common, Motorised Use of Fell Roads
We celebrate our 85th birthday at the summit of Latrigg near Keswick on the evening of the summer solstice Read more
Sir Martin Holdgate CB, Emeritus President of Friends of the Lake District and renowned environmental scientist and international conservationist, presents a future vision for the Cumbrian landscape. Read more
Friends of the Lake District has submitted a formal request to extend the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park to Natural England for its consideration - 19th June 2019 Read more
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We need your feedback to inform a national project which aims to protect the Lake District common land of Bampton, Derwent and Kinniside. Read more
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
Join us on this unique 8-10 mile cross bay sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. Read more
A chance to spend time in nature and try fantastic activities among the trees! Including: foraging, bushcraft, hazel basket weaving, woodland yoga, a torchlit night-run, and of course the campfire. £10 adults, £5 children Read more
The Lake District has been the inspiration for many famous artists. Have a go at capturing the beauty of Rydal through art for yourself, guided by an experienced artist. £8 16+ only Read more
Try your hand at dry stone walling. Dry stone walling at Mazonwath with experience tutors. Learn how to take a wall down and rebuild it so it stays put! FREE Event 16+ Read more
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
Find out more about our project to get the Lake District recognised Dark Sky status - and how you can take part. Read more