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

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It's Time To Save Roanhead - Response Guidance

A NEW planning application has been submitted for the major resort development proposed at Roanhead. It will still have a huge impact on this sensitive coastline, even with a reduced number of lodges. Please join us again to challenge the proposal. Previous responses won't count and new responses need to reflect latest plans.

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Good Lighting Guide nominated for second award

A good lighting guide covering the whole of Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Arnside and Silverdale National Landscape has been shortlisted for a Royal Town Planning Institute award.

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Latest News

  • We're recruiting

    Friends of the Lake District is expanding and bringing new resources into many areas of the organisation to help make us fit for the next 90 years Read more

  • Good Lighting Guide nominated for second award

    A good lighting guide covering the whole of Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Arnside and Silverdale National Landscape has been shortlisted for a Royal Town Planning Institute award. Read more

  • 20 May 2024: Curlews and kingfishers

    This week Jan was back on our land at Mazonwath and then exploring some woods near Carlisle. She's been lifting stone, battling balsam and wondering about the origin of the name 'Clayhurley'. Read more

  • Dry stone wallers sweat it out at annual competition

    A hot sunny day added to the challenge at Friends of the Lake District’s Annual Dry Stone Walling Competition on Saturday 18th May. Here are the results. Read more

What's on

  • Wednesday 5th June 2024: High Borrowdale General Tasks

    General work at High Borrowdale Read more

  • Ravenstonedale Guided Walk

    Join us on a gentle 3-mile stroll along public footpaths and quiet country lanes from the village of Ravenstonedale to Bowber Head, and back. Read more

  • Wednesday 26th June: Dam Mire Wood, Woodland and Path Work

    Woodland maintenance: tree staking, checking tubes and ties, removing tubes, grass weeding, path clearance, hedge trimming and plug planting. Read more

  • Virtual Member Meet: Tours and Tranquillity

    Join us (via zoom) as we take a virtual tour of our land and explore the topic of tranquillity. 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