The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
Despite being one of the wildest places in England, the Lake District has been shaped by people through centuries of upland farming. Supporting these traditional farming methods is therefore an important part of planning for the future of these landscapes. Woodlands are an even older aspect of our landscape. Ancient woodlands once cloaked vast areas of the Lake District. Today Friends of the Lake District is dedicated to restoring and recreating native woodlands, for the sake of the landscape, the wildlife and the people who enjoy them.
Recognising how trees are an essential part of our landscape character, we are pleased to announce that we will be a key supporting partner in The Long View project, led by Rob Fraser and Harriet Fraser of somewhere-nowhere.
FLD Whole Valley Planning - A guide for communities.
This project explored the feasibility of whether land management could be integrated across a whole valley, based on community led issues.