Welcome to our latest Postcard From the Lakes

Read it here:  A Postcard from the Lakes - June 2024

Header image: 'Cottage, Millbeck village' by John Hitchings

Welcome to the June edition of Postcard from the Lakes. This month's video was filmed at our Dry Stone Walling competition in May, which took place at Low Beckside Farm, near Mungrisedale. 20 competitors from across Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire sweated it out on a rare sunny day. They completed the rebuilding of a total of 37 metres of dry stone wall – a traditional skill where walls are built without using any mortar to bind the stones together. 

Also this month, we bring you news of our recently published Manifesto for Cumbria's Landscapes which calls on candidates in the 2024 General Election to champion the landscape and environment. We really hope that the next Government, whoever that might be, takes the issues that we outline in our document seriously and puts these recommendations in place.
There's also some good news to share about our Dark Skies project - the Good Lighting Guide, which we helped put together alongside our project partners, has been shortlisted for a Royal Town Planning Institute award. Well done to everybody involved and here’s hoping we make the shortlist!

Finally, Friends of the Lake District officially turns 90 years old this month! And to mark the occasion we've launched a poster competition for children and young people, encouraging them to create an image of how they want the landscapes around us to look in the future. If you know any budding artists, do pass on the news - it's a chance for them to show off their skills and there are some great prizes to be won too.

With our very best wishes, 

Michael Hill, CEO
Friends of the Lake District

Read it here:  A Postcard from the Lakes - June 2024

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