Penrith Masterplan Concerns

We have concerns about the limited extent to which the impact of the proposals on the landscape has been assessed and significant concerns about the process that has been used to promote and develop the Masterplan document.Read more

Duddon Fell Care Day

Volunteers were out in force at our Duddon Fell Care Day putting something back into protecting a landscape they love.Read more

The Future of our National Parks

We welcome a far reaching ‘Landscape Review’ led by Julian Glover on behalf of Environment Secretary Michael Gove.Read more

Gas fired power station at Old Hutton turned down again

A proposal for a new gas-fired power station in open countryside near Old Hutton was turned down by planners for a second time on Friday, by a whisker.Read more

Gas fired power station at Old Hutton to go to committee on Friday

We will be appearing at Planning Committee on Friday to present our objections to a gas–fired power station in open countryside at Old Hutton.Read more

November Newsletter

Read more about Warcop Common v MOD Inquiry, Dark Skies in 2019, Fell Care at Duddon, Planning Matters and our new wildlife giftsRead more

Ginger Bakers Support Friends of the ‘Cake’ District

A local business is providing some welcome support to fuel conservation volunteers at our Duddon Fell Care Day on Thurs 8th November.Read more

A Landscape for all Seasons

We have been overwhelmed by the number of images submitted to our 2018 photography competition with our annual event going from strength to strength.Read more

Magical spot requires volunteers for conservation and cake

Helpers wanted for a host of practical conservation tasks at our mass-volunteering Duddon Fell Care Day on Thursday 8th Nov - payment in cake!Read more

October Newsletter 18

Whinlatter Forest Plan, Warcop Common v MOD, Dark Skies appeal, Phoebe Smith inspires, volunteers turn out for Thirlmere, Aerial Flight at Honister Slate MineRead more