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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.

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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.

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Author: Chris James

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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.

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Author: Sophie Hodge

Latest News

  • Cumbria Dark Skies Festival welcome

    Mark your calendar for some Dark Skies fun! We’re delighted to bring you the first ever Cumbria Dark Skies Festival which takes place on Friday 21 – Sunday 23 February 2020. Read more

  • Save Our Lake District

    We have today announced the launch of a campaign to ‘Save Our Lake District’ (SOLD). In a statement issued today we explain why. Read more

  • Fundraising and Marketing Manager

    We’re looking for a Fundraising & Marketing Manager to head up our fundraising team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have a proven track record of creating and implementing fundraising and marketing strategies and will have experience of managing teams. Read more

  • Landscape Grants Transform Cumbria

    Spanning 70 years, the grant scheme has helped to support hundreds of diverse projects, allowing communities, groups and schools to transform and enhance their own small part of the county and contribute to an effort that has had a positive impact on every aspect of the landscape and cultural heritage of Cumbria. Read more

What's on

  • Ambleside Planetarium Dark Skies Festival Event

    Astronomers from Kielder Observatory will take you on a wander through the galaxy all within a state-of-the-art indoor planetarium. Find out about our solar system by handling space rocks. A stargazing event for the whole family. Read more

  • Rheged Planetarium Dark Skies Festival Event

    Astronomers from Kielder Observatory will take you on a wander through the galaxy all within a state-of-the-art indoor planetarium. Find out about our solar system by handling space rocks. A stargazing event for the whole family. 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