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Annual General Meeting 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty on gatherings, the Trustees have postponed our AGM until Friday 11th September. It is likely be an internet based ‘remote’ event without our usual additional activities.


Author: Chris James

A Postcard from the Lakes

We’re replacing our monthly e-newsletter with this weekly update to share ideas and to help keep you connected with the countryside, and keep you occupied at home in these challenging times.


Author: Chris James

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

Latest News

  • A Postcard From the Lakes 3rd July 2020

    Stay in touch. A fortnightly update sharing our news and helping to keep you connected with the glorious landscape of Cumbria and the Lake District Read more

  • Trailpike - A Lake District Fell Running Film

    Trailpike: noun: /Lakeland Dialect/ :A wanderer: a vagabond of dubious reputation and/ or appearance. Read more

  • Volunteers needed to ‘Fight the Aliens’

    The ‘Fight the Aliens – Big Balsam Bash 2020’ offers the chance for you to get to grips (literally) with this increasingly pervasive weed. You can help tackle the problem by simply giving a few hours of your time. Read more

  • Coronavirus Update

    Government’s announcement on 23 June means that after many weeks of restriction, some facilities for visitors in the Lake District and Cumbria will be re-opening soon. Read more

What's on

  • Fight the Aliens–Big Balsam Bash 2020

    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. Photo: Ben Bush Read more

  • Southern Boundary Extension

    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