We work to sustain the rich, diverse, living pattern of landscape, wildlife and culture that makes Cumbria and the Lake District unique

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Our Purpose

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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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.

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Author: Chris James

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Love the Lake District? Become a member of Friends of the Lake District and join thousands of people enjoying and protecting it.

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Latest News

  • Westmorland Dales Scheme - Autumn Newsletter

    News and events from the brilliant Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership team. Featuring Debbie North who is producing 'Accessible Westmorland Dales', a film aimed at encouraging those with a disability or a long term illness to get outside in the local area and enjoy its heritage and health benefits. Read more

  • A Postcard from the Lakes 3rd September 2021

    Welcome to our latest update. September sees us manning a stand at the Westmorland County Show, we're busy recruiting for new staff and keyhole excavations get underway on Little Asby Common in search of clues about its rich archaeological history. Read more

  • Landscape Engagement Officer vacancy

    Could you be our next Landscape Engagement Officer? You will be responsible for developing and running a series of events which will increase the understanding of, respect for, and enjoyment of the landscape. Read more

  • A Postcard from the Lakes 20th August 2021

    We're investigating the history of Little Asby in September with a number of excavations; we're still looking for budding archaeologists to volunteer. Dark Skies research continues and thanks to our wonderful work party volunteers for doing vital work helping with the upkeep of our land. 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