Coronavirus Update

Government’s announcement on 23 June means that after many weeks of restriction, some facilities for visitors in the Lake District and Cumbria will be re-opening soon. Read more

Volunteers Pull Together to Fight the Aliens

The area around Rydal saw a targeted effort from over 60 volunteers, in small groups, on Saturday 11th July to hand pull an infestation of non-native Himalyan Balsam. Read more

Thank you to our balsam bashing volunteers!

A huge thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who joined us and South Cumbria Rivers Trust to 'pull together' in the totally tropical heat at Rydal on Friday 31 July for a second go at bashing the Himalayan balsam. Read more

Leave No Trace

"There are no people paid to clear up the mess left behind. It is all done by volunteers or staff who are being diverted away from their jobs. Our message is to please visit and enjoy the Lake District and Cumbria responsibly and above all, leave no trace of your visit." Read more