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
Penrith Masterplan, Whinlatter Forest Plan Consultation, Honister Slate Mine Aerial Flight, Glover Landscape Review, Warcop Common Inquiry, Nuclear waste disposal, 4x4s on Green Lanes

Latest news

  • Penrith Masterplan Concerns

    We have concerns about the limited extent to which the impact of the proposals on the landscape has been assessed and significant concerns about the process that has been used to promote and develop the Masterplan document. Read more

  • Duddon Fell Care Day

    Volunteers were out in force at our Duddon Fell Care Day putting something back into protecting a landscape they love. Read more

  • The Future of our National Parks

    We welcome a far reaching ‘Landscape Review’ led by Julian Glover on behalf of Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Read more

  • Gas fired power station at Old Hutton turned down again

    A proposal for a new gas-fired power station in open countryside near Old Hutton was turned down by planners for a second time on Friday, by a whisker. Read more

Guest Articles

  • Nature's Signs

    Tristan Gooley has written us a short Blog on Nature's hidden signs... "...the extraordinary thing is when we practice noticing certain signs our brain takes over the process and can give us an almost instant sense of what is about to happen..." Read more