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You now have the opportunity to add your own special places to an online map of the area and specify just what it is about them that you value so highly. Read more
We are looking for an experienced planner to lead on our planning policy and development case work across Cumbria. Read more
The LDNPA has published their report on the Thirlmere Activity Hub application, in which they recommended it for REFUSAL. Read it here. Read more
Sir Martin Holdgate CB, current President of Friends of the Lake District, has been awarded the Churchill Award for science and environment for 2017. Read more
Morecambe Bay Walk 2018
Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. Read more
A zipwire in Cumbria may well bring economic benefits, but not if it is in the wrong place and damages the unique landscapes that sustain Cumbria Read more