Mapping Your Valued Places in the Westmorland Dales

You now have the opportunity to add your own special places to an online map of the area and specify just what it is about them that you value so highly.Read more

Planning officer vacancy

We are looking for an experienced planner to lead on our planning policy and development case work across Cumbria.Read more

National Park publishes Thirlmere Activity Hub report

The LDNPA has published their report on the Thirlmere Activity Hub application, in which they recommended it for REFUSAL. Read it here.Read more

Cumbrian conservationist honoured at Churchill Awards

Sir Martin Holdgate CB, current President of Friends of the Lake District, has been awarded the Churchill Award for science and environment for 2017.Read more

Flood Resilience Research

Landslides continue to occur on our land at High Borrowdale and so, with the University of Cumbria, we are beginning work to experiment with different geotextiles to stabilise the soil.Read more

Thirlmere Protest Rally

January 27th 2018 - Remarkable to see the passion that this proposal for 8 zip wires across Thirlmere has ignited.Read more

Thirlmere debated in House of Lords

25th January 2018: Emergency question raised in the House of Lords by Lord GreavesRead more

National Park announces date Thirlmere zip wire application to be decided

Date for zip wire application decision announced, and numbers of objections versus letters of support. Thank you to everyone that wrote in!Read more

Rural skills alive and well

Seventeen hardy hedge-layers competed at the Friends of the Lake District’s Annual Hedge Laying Competition on Saturday 20th January.Read more

Thanks for your support

We would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who took the time to write to us with a copy of your objections to the 'Thirlmere Activity Hub' planning application.Read more