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

  • Policy Officer vacancy (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands)

    The Policy Officer is a senior role within the organisation and will work as part of the Policy Team in delivering Friends of the Lake District’s charitable objects and achieving the policy, campaign, and project priorities in our Strategic Direction. Read more

  • A Postcard from the Lakes 17th September 2021

    West Cumbria Coal Mine Public Inquiry begins, Hedgerows campaign, People Powered Conservation helping revive National Parks, Little Asby 'Keyhole' archeology dig begins, park and explore by bus, How a racist taunt prompted me to reclaim Britain’s countryside Read more

  • Westmorland Dales Scheme - Autumn Newsletter

    News and events from the brilliant Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership team. Featuring Debbie North who is producing 'Accessible Westmorland Dales', a film aimed at encouraging those with a disability or a long term illness to get outside in the local area and enjoy its heritage and health benefits. Read more

  • A Postcard from the Lakes 3rd September 2021

    Welcome to our latest update. September sees us manning a stand at the Westmorland County Show, we're busy recruiting for new staff and keyhole excavations get underway on Little Asby Common in search of clues about its rich archaeological history. 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