Great Landscapes Week 2018

Welcome to Great Landscapes Week 2018. We'll be running events every day between Saturday 4th August and Friday 10th August celebrating every aspect of our glorious landscapes. A range of free activities will offer you the chance to connect with and learn about landscape, geology, wildlife, water and heritage.  If you've got images you'd like to send us that illustrate these elements of the the Lake District and Cumbria then Tweet or Instagram using #greatlandscapesweek to add them to our picture wall

Nature's Signs

Tristan Gooley writes today's Blog on Nature's hidden signs... "...the extraordinary thing is when we practice noticing certain signs our brain takes over the process and can give us an almost instant sense of what is about to happen..."Read more

Our Landscape and its Cultural History

John Atkinson talks about the Lake District where he has lived and worked all of his life; where his family have lived for at least six hundred years. A discussion about the people who formed this landscape and its cultural history.Read more

Dawn Chorus

...the sound of the dawn chorus started filling the air; Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, Raven, Red Grouse all contributing to the glee club... Read today's Great Landscapes Week Blog by Darren Parkinson, Wildlife Crime Office, West Yorkshire PoliceRead more

Come and Join Us!

I’m not just talking about joining Friends of the Lake District, although we would be delighted to welcome you and your support! Written by Douglas Chalmers, Chief Executive, Friends of the Lake DistrictRead more

Landscapes of the heart and mind

Written by Jean Savage, volunteer with Friends of the Lake District, an exploration of how landscape, borne of our own hearts and minds, defies definition.Read more