Lake District photo competition to reflect the beauty of the landscape, and water

We are pleased to launch our annual photo competition and asking for snaps of the Lake District to star in our calendars and Christmas cards, on sale later in the year. Read more

Guided Walks in Blue Spaces and Green Places

We're offering a summer series of Guided Walks: ‘Blue Spaces and Green Places’, throughout July and August. Read more

Reconnecting with the Landscape

In 2021, maybe more than any other year, our 'Landscape Grant' support of improvements to access, landscape enhancements and to free events will be more important that ever, helping visitors and residents to experience and reconnect with the landscape. Read more

Annual General Meeting 2021

As our 2021 AGM date of 2nd July falls so closely to the projected ‘opening up’ date we have again decided to hold it in a 'remote' format. Any member is welcome to ‘remotely’ attend, but we do recognise and are sorry that not everyone will have access to a suitable device. Read more

Call for volunteers to continue the fight against invasive species

In partnership with South Cumbria Rivers Trust, we're calling for a fighting force of volunteers to work in groups around Rydal to attempt a mass-removal of Himalayan Balsam on Saturday 10th July. Read more

National Park Partnership Plan Consultation

A new Lake District National Park Partnership Management Plan has been published for consultation.  Friends of the Lake District is part of the partnership, and we believe that this Plan is one of the most important in the history of the National Park Read more

Cat Bells - Ullock Moss Car Park Proposals

It’s not too late to join the fight! New policies make it clear that Ullock Moss is not the place for a new car park and that alternative ways of exploring the National Park are what’s really needed. Read more