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Our Landscape Charter

A Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District setting out our commitment to the landscapes of Cumbria.

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Author: Chris James

Save Our Lake District (SOLD)

The Lake District is increasingly threatened by commercial developments which will damage its unique, protected and much-loved landscapes. Your National Park is under siege and appears open to be exploited for commercial gain whilst the statutory protection for its fragile beauty is being ignored. This must stop.

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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.

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Author: Sophie Hodge

Latest News

  • The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2020

    Join us on the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick! Bringing Cumbrian communities together to clean up our glorious county on Fri 20th & Sat 21st March. Last year, over 1,000 people joined in with nearly 50 litter picks right across Cumbria - from Whitehaven to Sedbergh, Carlisle to Millom – collecting nearly 300 bags of rubbish. Read more

  • January 2020 - Forensics, Fog and more fossils

    A monthly blog by our Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management student Molly Conway; working with us this year as our ‘Property Engagement Officer’. Read more

  • December 2019 - More mushrooms - I need a fungi ID guide for Christmas

    A monthly blog by our Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management student Molly Conway; working with us this year as our ‘Property Engagement Officer’. Read more

  • Dark Skies Festival Tickets going fast - Pop up planetarium and meteorite workshop

    Get closer to our solar system and take part in an exciting new interactive pop up planetarium event, part of the first Cumbria Dark Skies Festival (21-23 February), a full programme of events for all the family across the three-day celebration of dark skies. Read more

What's on

  • Lake District Landscape and Language: Lost & Found Exhibition

    Friends of the Lake District’s Landscape and Language; Lost and Found photographic exhibition is now showing at the Gaddum Gallery, Brockhole, Windermere. From 21st Feb - 1st March 2020. It is open to the public and FREE to view. Read more

  • The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2020

    Join us on the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick! Bringing Cumbrian communities together to clean up our glorious county on Fri 20th & Sat 21st March. Last year, over 1,000 people joined in with nearly 50 litter picks right across Cumbria - from Whitehaven to Sedbergh, Carlisle to Millom – collecting nearly 300 bags of rubbish. 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