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

Joint Gift Membership £45.00

Annual membership for a couple or a family of up to 6 people. Read more

Annual General Meeting 2020 Report

Our thanks to the members who attended our remote AGM on Friday 11th September. It was a smaller AGM than usual, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we hope to return to a larger face-to-face event in 2021. Read more

Transport News

New Cumbrian/north Lancashire station stops and reopening the Keswick to Penrith Line feature as recommendations in a report on railways in the north of England written by Professor Paul Salveson for CPRE North West Read more

Annual General Meeting 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty on gatherings, the Trustees have postponed our AGM until Friday 11th September. It is likely be an internet based ‘remote’ event without our usual additional activities. Read more


English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) are predominantly found in woodlands, all over the UK. They prefer moist, shady and stable conditions, so woodlands are ideal. Here's a few facts about how they were traditionally used: Read more