Our Landscape Charter

A Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District setting out our commitment to the landscapes of Cumbria.


Author: Chris James


Learn new skills and join our army of volunteers helping us to make a practical difference to the Lake District all year round.

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

Hot Topics
National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure, Agriculture Bill Parliamentary Briefing, Penrith Masterplan, Whinlatter Forest Plan Consultation, Honister Slate Mine Aerial Flight, Warcop Common Inquiry, 4x4s on Green Lanes

Latest news

  • Kendal Flood Defence Scheme

    We feel that given the scale, complexity and importance of this scheme, insufficient time has been allowed for members of the public and relevant organisations to properly consider all the documentation and its implications. Read more

  • Enhancing Access in Bampton

    Wonderful to see the path avoiding the road at Bampton Village Hall extended to create a safer link with the existing riverside walk. Read more

  • Glover Landscape Review Key Points

    We have now outlined a number of the key points that we will be making in our response and would urge people to do the same before the review deadline of 18th December 2018 Read more

  • Environment Agency's Flood Action Campaign 2018

    We are supporting the Environment Agency’s 2018 Flood Action Campaign. Aimed at young people aged 18 to 34, this years’ campaign targets those in rental properties and with young families. Read more

What's on

  • Member Meet - Carlisle

    A get together for our members to catch up on issues affecting the Lake District and our work in Cumbria. Book by calling 01539 720788 or email [email protected] Read more

  • Friends' Annual Hedge Laying competition comes to Ulverston

    Professional and amateur hedge layers from across the north will come together again to test their skills at our Annual Hedgelaying Competition on Saturday 19th January. Read more

Latest 'Hot Topics'

  • MOD Warcop Common Inquiry

    We are shocked and saddened for the precedent that this recommendation sets for the future of all of our common land. Read more

  • Agriculture Bill Parliamentary Briefing

    We welcome the Agriculture Bill which will make payments for the delivery of public goods, and cease area support payments simply for owning land. Read more