The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
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
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Photo: Peter Swan (featured on Christmas cards) Read more
Our climate is changing.
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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
A Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District setting out our commitment to the landscapes of Cumbria.
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Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm and get out and about to see a Dark Sky spectacular. Like the Three Kings... go and follow the stars! Read more
A four year survey will provide a clearer picture of the number, distribution, type and condition of traditional farm buildings throughout the Westmorland Dales Read more
Winner of 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year (People and Space), Ben Bush's tips for photographing stars. Read more
The short film commissioned to celebrate our 85th anniversary this year is now available to watch online here. Read more
A monthly blog by our Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management student Molly Conway; working with us this year as our Property Engagement Officer. Read more
Conference presentations, videos and a summary of the day Read more
In her blog, Elke Langenbucher, conservation student, talks about the impact light pollution has on wildlife. Read more
Sir Martin Holdgate on the history of the Westmorland Dales Read more
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
The impact of flooding events on a community and what, in their own words, the possible solutions may be in the future. Read more
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
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