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
Gooseholme Bridge, Kendal, Local Plan review, Glover Landscape Review, Honister zip wire, Kirkby Moor windfarm, Carlisle Southern Link Road, New A66 Plans, Threlkeld Railway Path, Conservation Covenants, 4x4 traffic on fell roads

Latest News

Film and Audio

  • Anniversary Film: "In Our Hands”

    A short film commissioned to celebrate our 85th anniversary this year is now available to watch online following its premiere at the Rheged Centre, Penrith. Read more

  • Sir Martin Holdgate on The Westmorland Dales

    Sir Martin Holdgate on the history of the Westmorland Dales Read more

  • Dark Skies Winter Celebration

    Local schools took part in an art project with artists Rob and Harriet Fraser. See their work and watch their video creations featuring the unique landscapes of the Westmorland Dales. Read more

  • Rising Film

    The impact of flooding events on a community and what, in their own words, the possible solutions may be in the future. 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