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Annual General Meeting 2020 Report

Our thanks to the members who attended our remote AGM on Friday 11th September. It was a smaller AGM than usual, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we hope to return to a larger face-to-face event in 2021.


Author: Dawn Groundsell

A Postcard from the Lakes

We’re replacing our monthly e-newsletter with this weekly update to share ideas and to help keep you connected with the countryside, and keep you occupied at home in these challenging times.


Author: Chris James

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

Latest News

  • Virtual Dark Skies Festival to Light Up Your Screens

    The Cumbria Dark Skies Festival promises to light up our February evenings with a spectacular array of online events celebrating the wonders of the night sky. Read more

  • Picturing the Westmorland Dales

    A film showcasing the work of six local primary schools using 'land art' creations to celebrate local landmarks and nature in a celebrating of the Westmorland Dales. Read more

  • A Postcard from the Lakes 8th January 2021

    In this edition: Stories of kindness and inspiration, Cumbria Dark Skies Festival 2021 and film of some amazing artwork created by children in the Westmorland Dales Read more

What's on

  • Tristan Gooley: Wild Signs and Star Paths

    Finding direction and navigating using the stars is not complicated, don’t be put off. Join Tristan discussing the methods, lessons and philosophy behind his book Wild Signs and Star Paths. Read more

  • Terry Abraham: Life of the Mountains after Dark

    Watch our Dark Skies Ambassador Terry Abraham’s amazing footage of the fells and night skies, and listen to him sharing his passion and belief that the Lake District is just as beautiful at night as it is by day, in interview with Jack Ellerby, Dark Skies Project Officer. Featuring images of the night skies from his award-winning 'Life of a Mountain' series. Read more

  • Children's Planetarium Show

    LUniverse is excited to bring you a COVID-safe version of our full-dome experience via a live-stream planetarium show, which will take you on a whistle-stop tour of our night sky, giving a detailed look at the planets and constellations. 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