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Latest news

  • Power Lines Undergrounded at Goosegreen, Matterdale

    Electricity North West – the region’s power network operator – has removed 850m overhead power lines and eight electricity poles at Goosegreen, Matterdale, at a cost of £149,000. Read more

  • The Future for Landscape in a Green Brexit

    The Government has finished its consultation on the future reform of the Common Agriculture Policy; the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit. Read our response to the proposals. Read more

  • Dark Skies Winter Celebration

    Westmorland Dales schools take part in an art project with local artists Rob and Harriet Fraser. See the results of their work and watch their video creations featuring the unique landscapes of the Westmorland Dales. Read more

  • Work for us!

    We're looking for a new policy officer and fundraising manager, both key roles within the organisation. Kendal based. Read more

What's on

  • Annual Dry Stone Walling Competition 2018

    Friends of the Lake District's annual dry stone walling competition takes place at Rusland Valley, Thwaite Head Bridge, just north of Rusland (GR 345904) on Saturday 2nd June 2018 Read more

  • Open Day and AGM 2018

    Join us for this year's Open Day and AGM. Hear from our staff about their work over the last year and what we have achieved together for the Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes. Read more

  • Great Cumbrian Litter Pick

    Let’s get together and make a start for a cleaner Cumbria! Join us on the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick! Sign up to join a litter pick in your area or organise your own! Read more

  • 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