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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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It's Time To Save Roanhead - Response Guidance

A NEW planning application has been submitted for the major resort development proposed at Roanhead. It will still have a huge impact on this sensitive coastline, even with a reduced number of lodges. Please join us again to challenge the proposal. Previous responses won't count and new responses need to reflect latest plans.


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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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Good Lighting Guide nominated for second award

A good lighting guide covering the whole of Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Arnside and Silverdale National Landscape has been shortlisted for a Royal Town Planning Institute award.


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Latest News

What's on

  • Hustings for Westmorland and Lonsdale's Landscapes

    With the general election less than four weeks away, Friends of the Lake District have organised a hustings event for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale based around the theme of landscape and the environment Read more

  • Virtual Member Meet: Tours and Tranquillity

    Join us (via zoom) as we take a virtual tour of our land and explore the topic of tranquillity. Read more

  • Morecambe Bay Walk 2024

    Join us on a unique sponsored walk across the sands of Morecambe Bay in aid of protecting the Lake District landscape. Saturday 13th July. Read more

  • Bees, Wasps and Pollinator ID Training

    Bees, wasps and pollinator ID Training Join bee experts Julia and Martin Piggot and get buzzing... 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