Rerouting Expectations: Future transport options in the Lake District

The conference aims to identify ways to reduce traffic impact on landscapes and environment, making for better visitor experiences, improving quality of life for residents, reducing pollution and carbon emissions and nurturing local prosperity. Read more

Great Landscapes Week Blogs

Nine guest bloggers wrote about ‘What Makes the Lake District a World Class Visitor Attraction?” from a landscape, wildlife, tourism, health, local community, visitor, adventure, and the National Park's perspective. Read them here. Read more

Thomas Arthur Leonard: Visionary and Pioneer

The founding fathers of Friends of the Lake District were quite rightly described as people with vision and the commitment to protect and enhance the character of the Cumbria landscape. Thomas Arthur Leonard was one such visionary. Read more

What is Natural Beauty?

In a talk given at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Ian Brodie explored the origins of the term and our modern interpretation of what is understood by ‘natural beauty’. Read more

Great Landscapes Week 2019

Nine guest bloggers wrote about ‘What Makes the Lake District a World Class Visitor Attraction?” from a landscape, wildlife, tourism, health, local community, visitor, adventure, and the National Park's perspective. Read them here. Read more

Starting the conversation - Sustainable Transport

The Lake District is a national park and belongs to every one of us. We need to be bold and implement ideas and plans that will ensure that we all continue to have access to our most beloved landscapes. Read more

Classic Adventure

Classic Adventure provides classic walking, climbing and scrambling trips for the more 'mature' adventurers. Read more