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 Landscape Charter

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


Author: Chris James

Save Our Lake District (SOLD)

All our campaigning activities have been suspended. While the Coronavirus outbreak continues, we appreciate that everyone has more pressing priorities. We will continue to keep a watchful eye on any developments within the Lake District and Cumbria and respond appropriately, updating members and supporters accordingly.


Author: Chris James

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

Latest News

  • My Big White Thighs and Me

    A story about womanhood, miscarriage, healing, loving your own skin & freezing your bum off in cold water. Maybe life is indeed better when you wear a swimsuit. Read more

  • A Shepherd's Hand

    Lakeland endurance running, the slow game of energy and emotion, anxiety and anticipation: an unfolding physical landscape that you run through and an emotional landscape that runs through you. Read more

  • Fox at dawn - A poem by Alan Gane

    Sweet smells the morning air, As cool deep draughts are drawn, While yet the rolling mists, To ghostlike fellsides cling... Read more

  • Coronavirus update - 23rd March

    Our office is now closed to protect staff and in line with Government advice. Staff will be working from home and we will have access to our incoming post. 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