We work to sustain the rich, diverse, living pattern of landscape, wildlife and culture that makes Cumbria and the Lake District unique

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Our Purpose

We are an independent charity and the only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes for future generations


Author: Sophie Hodge

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 people enjoying and protecting it.


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Latest News

  • Dramatic Reduction in Light Pollution During Lockdown

    A nationwide Star Count conducted in February has revealed a significant drop in light pollution levels across the UK. Read more

  • A Song to Sing on your Way Back to the Lakes

    Don’t Stop... (With our apologies...it's more Fleetwith Pike than Fleetwood Mac) Read more

  • Poetry Lessons in the Outdoors

    Poet, Harriet Fraser has produced two short films for the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aimed at primary aged children to inspire poetry linked to trees and the landscape. Read more

  • Welcome back!

    Welcome - if you've not been able to visit for a while, it's great to have you back! Here's some tips to make your visit as kind to the Lake District as possible. 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