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Thirlmere Activity Hub, Kendal Strategic Infrastructure Study, Old Hutton Energy Proposal, Lorton Housing Update

Latest news

  • Thanks for your support

    We would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who took the time to write to us with a copy of your objections to the 'Thirlmere Activity Hub' planning application. Read more

  • Young people find inspiration in natural beauty

    Those involved in helping young people to experience the outdoors express their concern about the 'Thirlmere Activity Hub' proposal. Read more

  • Poetry Corner

    We'd like to invite you to submit words inspired by the landscapes of the Lake District and Cumbria. Read more

  • Old Hutton Energy Developments

    South Lakeland District Council Planning Committee has rejected two applications for a 49.99MW Battery storage facility and a 49.99MW gas fired electricity generation station on land to the north of the Old Hutton Substation. Read more

What's on

  • Rural skills on show in Friends of the Lake District’s Annual Hedge Laying competition

    Professional and amateur hedge layers from across the north of England will come together again to test their skills at our Annual Hedge-laying Competition on Saturday 20th January. Read more

  • Protest against the Thirlmere Zipwire Proposal

    We are bringing together people who want to show their objection to the development of a zip wire attraction at Thirlmere before the application goes to the Lake District National Park planning committee. Read more

  • Morecambe Bay Walk 2018

    Morecambe Bay Walk 2018 Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. Read more