The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
We've 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
Help us continue the work ten visionary men and women started 85 years ago. 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
A Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District setting out our commitment to the landscapes of Cumbria.
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Hot TopicsCarlisle Southern Link Road, New Road A66 Plans, Ashstead Fell: felling and restocking, Threlkeld Railway Path, Conservation Covenants, Kirkby Moor Windfarm Inquiry, Kendal New Road Common, Motorised Use of Fell Roads
Tourists and locals will have the opportunity to find out more about hill farming in the Lake District when the Farmer Network's “Fell Gather” road-show comes to Crow Park at Keswick on Monday 29th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm Read more
An army of volunteers is gathering at Rydal on Saturday morning to see off a space invader. 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 Read more
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Bookings for our Great Landscapes Week 2019 are now open. The week-long series of events celebrate every aspect of our glorious landscapes with something for every age and ability. 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
Ride with us on ‘Alex’ the beautiful Cumbrian Classic Coach, to enjoy some splendid scenery and hear how we have worked to protect it in the past and will continue to stand up for the landscape in the future. 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