We work to sustain the rich, diverse, living pattern of landscape, wildlife and culture that makes Cumbria and the Lake District unique

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Our Purpose

We are an independent charity and the only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes for future generations


Author: Sophie Hodge


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

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Love the Lake District? Become a member of Friends of the Lake District and join thousands of people enjoying and protecting it.


Author: Sophie Hodge

Step into our great Cumbrian landscapes and experience what’s so special
about them by joining us on one of our FREE festival activities

Latest News

  • 16th August 2022: Taking Flight at High Borrowdale

    Our volunteer work party found plenty to keep them busy this week with vital wall repairs and checking on our young saplings forming our 420m hedge. Volunteers also had the added distraction of being filmed as part of a pilot project to let you explore our land, it's features, history and our work on-site from the comfort of your own home... Read more

  • The Hidden Heritage of the Westmorland Dales

    Our ambition to reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales runs deep. To discover more about the history of the area we've created a number of projects designed to help us interpret the area's rich archaeological heritage, much of which has remained undiscovered, unrecorded and under threat Read more

  • 10th August 2022: Mazonwath Meadows and Memories

    We were delighted to see the progress of our upland hay meadow restoration carried out as part of our Westmorland Dales project and in reminiscent mood as we near the end of several years of work rebuilding Mazonwath's drystone walls Read more

  • Summer Travel Hints and Tips

    Some handy hints and tips from 'Zero Carbon Cumbria' to help you reduce carbon and save money when you travel over the summer months Read more

What's on

  • Leaders Landscape Training Events 2022

    Our Leaders' Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen their understanding of Cumbria’s landscapes and enable them to pass on their knowledge to those with whom they work. Read more

  • Great Landscapes Festival 2022

    From Monday 8th to Sunday 21st August 2022 we’re inviting you to step into our great Cumbrian landscapes and experience what’s so special about them by joining us on one of our FREE festival activities. Read more

  • Wednesday 14th September: Mazonwath, Drystone Walling

    Drystone walling on our Mazonwath property at Little Asby Common. Read more

  • Wednesday 21st September: Middle Bleansley Woodland and Path Work

    Join our workparty for woodland and path work at Middle Bleansley, Broughton in Furness 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