Our Landscape Charter

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


Author: Chris James


Learn new skills and join our army of volunteers helping us to make a practical difference to the Lake District all year round.

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

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Latest News

  • “Fell Gather” Roadshow comes to Crow Park Keswick

    Tourists and locals will have the opportunity to find out more about hill farming in the Lake District when the Farmer Network's “Fell Gather” road-show comes to Crow Park at Keswick on Monday 29th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm Read more

  • Recruits Needed for the ‘Big Balsam Bash’ at Rydal

    An army of volunteers is gathering at Rydal on Saturday morning to see off a space invader. Read more

  • Southern Boundary Extension

    Friends of the Lake District has submitted a formal request to extend the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park to Natural England for its consideration Read more

  • July Newsletter 2019

    Keep up to date with our work, campaigns, fundraising, events and other ways you can support us by signing up to receive our newsletter by email. Read more

  • Great Landscapes Week 2019 Events Bookings Open

    Bookings for our Great Landscapes Week 2019 are now open. The week-long series of events celebrate every aspect of our glorious landscapes with something for every age and ability. Read more

What's on

  • Fight the Aliens–Big Balsam Bash NOW FULL

    Be part of a fighting force of volunteers working around Rydal to attempt a mass-removal of Himalayan Balsam. We aim to clear the Rydal area of the infestation, to reduce regrowth and prevent the spread to other areas of the Lakes. Read more

  • Morecambe Bay Walk 2019 NOW FULL

    Join us on this unique 8-10 mile cross bay sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. Read more

  • Great Landscapes Week-Rewilding People: Woodland Wild Camp

    A chance to spend time in nature and try fantastic activities among the trees! Including: foraging, bushcraft, hazel basket weaving, woodland yoga, a torchlit night-run, and of course the campfire. £10 adults, £5 children Read more

  • GLW - Outdoor Landscape Art Workshop: Pastels in the Landscape for Beginners

    The Lake District has been the inspiration for many famous artists. Have a go at capturing the beauty of Rydal through art for yourself, guided by an experienced artist. £8 16+ only Read more

  • GLW - Magical Mystery Lake District Bus Tour NOW FULL

    Ride with us on ‘Alex’ the beautiful Cumbrian Classic Coach, to enjoy some splendid scenery and hear how we have worked to protect it in the past and will continue to stand up for the landscape in the future. 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. Read more