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

Hot Topics
Ashstead Fell: proposed felling and restocking, Carlisle Southern Link Road consultation, New Road A66 Consultation, Threlkeld Railway Path, Conservation Covenants, Kirkby Moor Windfarm Inquiry, Kendal New Road Common, Motorised Use of Fell Roads

Latest News

  • Birthday Celebrations on Latrigg

    We celebrate our 85th birthday at the summit of Latrigg near Keswick on the evening of the summer solstice Read more

  • What Does Climate Change Really Mean for Cumbria?

    Sir Martin Holdgate CB, Emeritus President of Friends of the Lake District and renowned environmental scientist and international conservationist, presents a future vision for the Cumbrian landscape. 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 - 19th June 2019 Read more

  • June 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

What's on

  • Fight the Aliens–Big Balsam Bash

    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 - Dry Stone Walling Training

    Try your hand at dry stone walling. Dry stone walling at Mazonwath with experience tutors. Learn how to take a wall down and rebuild it so it stays put! FREE Event 16+ 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