The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
Nine guest bloggers wrote about ‘What Makes the Lake District a World Class Visitor Attraction?” from a landscape, wildlife, tourism, health, local community, visitor, adventure, and the National Park's perspective. Read them here. 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.
Learn new skills and join our army of volunteers helping us to make a practical difference to the Lake District all year round.
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.
Hot TopicsGlover Landscape Review, Honister zip wire, Kirkby Moor Windfarm, Carlisle Southern Link Road, New A66 Plans, Ashstead Fell: felling and restocking, Threlkeld Railway Path, Conservation Covenants, Kendal New Road Common, Motorised Use of Fell Roads
We're delighted to announce that Friends of the Lake District will be the recipient of funds raised through Smartwool's 2019 'Socktober' campaign. The campaign will raise funds through the sale of Smartwool socks throughout the month of October 2019. Read more
300 residents across south Cumbria and Cartmel attended community events to find out more about the proposal and to have their questions answered, following our request to extend the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park. Read more
Adventure: Slow travel close to home is one of the simplest joys we can experience. I encourage anyone to slowly explore the quiet places in the Lake District and enjoy the peace of the days. Read more
A visitor: Never underestimate a weekend in the Lake District, there are many surprises posed by this landscape, which is beautiful, calm, wild, and dangerous at the same time. Read more
Environment: In the undulating hills, the tumbling becks and the secluded woodland I found Another Way. I shall journey towards it with all my heart for the rest of my days. Read more
A follow up to our Big Balsam Bash in July, to get any stragglers! Be part of a volunteer fighting force working to clear Rydal of Himalayan Balsam, and prevent its spread to other areas of the Lakes. Read more
Come along and hear updates on our work, share your views and meet other members at these informative meetings. Always a complimentary brew and a cake available.
Please pre-book by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01539 720788. 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