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Latest news

  • Thirlmere Zipwire plans WITHDRAWN

    20th February 2018: We've received confirmation that the 'Thirlmere Activity Hub' planning application has been withdrawn. Read more

  • Cumbrian conservationist honoured at Churchill Awards

    Sir Martin Holdgate CB, current President of Friends of the Lake District, has been awarded the Churchill Award for science and environment for 2017. Read more

  • Flood Resilience Research

    Landslides continue to occur on our land at High Borrowdale and as a result, in partnership with the University of Cumbria we are beginning work to experiment with different geotextiles to see if one type is more effective than another to stabilise the soil. Read more

  • Thirlmere Protest Rally

    January 27th 2018 - Remarkable to see the passion that this proposal for 8 zip wires across Thirlmere has ignited. Read more

What's on

  • Morecambe Bay Walk 2018

    Morecambe Bay Walk 2018 Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. Read more