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Latest news

  • A feast for the senses

    A range of inspiring events were held across Cumbria encouraging people to think about how our stunning landscapes can be experienced through taste, emotion, touch, sound and sight. Read more

  • Why Landscape Matters: Our pledge to ensure a living, working, resilient and sustainable landscape

    The launch of our Landscape Charter: “Why Landscape Matters” setting out steps we will take to ensure a living, working, wildlife-friendly, culturally rich, resilient and sustainable landscape. Read more

  • London Marathon

    Run the 2018 London Marathon for Friends of the Lake District Read more

  • The Dowly Tree

    A bare bird pecked stump marks the remnants of the Dowly Tree which once stood solitary and stoic on our property amongst the limestone outcrops of Little Asby Common. Read more

What's on

  • Festival of the Fells 2017

    Come and say hello to us on our stand and visit the festival website to find out what else is going on in this celebration of Ambleside and the surrounding fells. Read more

  • Heritage Workshop - Farm Buildings

    2 days of workshops on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th September. Read more

  • Heritage Workshop - Small Scale Features in the Landscape

    *** Now fully booked *** Read more

  • The Long View - Kirby Lecture

    Seven spectacular trees are the stars of the Long View, revealed in this lecture through all seasons and in all weathers, day and night. With Rob’s stunning photographs and Harriet’s evocative prose, their love of wild places abundant in all they do. Don’t miss this opportunity to pause and share the wonders of the arboreal world. Read more