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

  • SMARTWOOL Supports our Fell Care Days this "SOCKTOBER"

    We're delighted to announce that Friends of the Lake District will be the recipient of funds raised through Smartwool's 2019 'Socktober' campaign. The campaign will raise funds through the sale of Smartwool socks throughout the month of October 2019. Read more

  • Southern Boundary Extension

    300 residents across south Cumbria and Cartmel attended community events to find out more about the proposal and to have their questions answered, following our request to extend the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park. Read more

  • What Makes the Lake District a World Class Attraction?

    Adventure: Slow travel close to home is one of the simplest joys we can experience. I encourage anyone to slowly explore the quiet places in the Lake District and enjoy the peace of the days. Read more

  • What Makes the Lake District a World Class Attraction?

    A visitor: Never underestimate a weekend in the Lake District, there are many surprises posed by this landscape, which is beautiful, calm, wild, and dangerous at the same time. Read more

  • What Makes the Lake District a World Class Attraction?

    Environment: In the undulating hills, the tumbling becks and the secluded woodland I found Another Way. I shall journey towards it with all my heart for the rest of my days. Read more

What's on

  • Fight the Aliens–Big Balsam Bash: Round 2

    A follow up to our Big Balsam Bash in July, to get any stragglers! Be part of a volunteer fighting force working to clear Rydal of Himalayan Balsam, and prevent its spread to other areas of the Lakes. 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