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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)

The Lake District is increasingly threatened by commercial developments which will damage its unique, protected and much-loved landscapes. Your National Park is under siege and appears open to be exploited for commercial gain whilst the statutory protection for its fragile beauty is being ignored. This must stop.


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

  • 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

  • Stay at Home, Protect the NHS

    People are safest and their health and that of their families is best protected by staying at home and following government guidance for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

  • March 2020 - Bringing Nature Home

    As a result of the current situation we are all spending more time indoors so I’ve been thinking about how to engage with nature for those who may not be able to go out at the moment. 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