20th October: What a difference a week makes!

Dan from DB Contracts (pictured) and Nick worked long hours last week to try and beat the rain forecast. Instead of a muddy highway, the new path now looks like a graded path fitting more naturally into the contours of the banking. Read more

Volunteering Opportunity: Microsoft Excel/Access Support for Planning

This is a volunteering opportunity to support and learn more about planning work at Friends of the Lake District. Read more

The Efficacy of Sisal for Soil Stabilisation on Slopes

A report for Friends of the Lake District, United Utilities & the East Africa Sisal Company, by Lois Mansfield, CNPPA, University of Cumbria & Charles Fox, Photomonitoring Surveyor, FLD volunteer Read more

Dry Stone Walling at High Borrowdale

Work Party: 11th August 2021 Read more

Guided Walks in Blue Places and Green Spaces

We're offering you a Summer Series of Guided Walks: 'Blue Spaces and Green Places'. Join us on a walk through the spectacular landscape of the Lake District. A variety of grades, terrains and locations to learn about and explore. BOOK PLACES HERE> Read more

High Borrowdale Upland Hay Meadow

Footage from our wonderful wilderness at High Borrowdale with our upland summer hay meadow in full bloom. Cutting begins on a sunny morning on 18th July as we say goodbye to the colourful show and await its return in 2022. Read more

Photography Competition 2021

Winners announced! Read more


Be a Friend of the Lake District – help C.A.R.E. for it whilst you’re here, and when you’re not. Read more

Cumbria Dark Skies Festival 2021

The Cumbria Dark Skies Festival: Friday 5th to 21st Feb. A spectacular array of online events celebrating the wonders of the night sky.  BOOK HERE Read more

Walkers in the Lake District urged to stick to paths

Walkers in the Lake District urged to stick to paths, reducing damage to landscapes and wildlife, as social distancing increases erosion Read more