LDNPA Thirlmere Activity Hub Draft report statement

The Lake District National Park has just published their Planning Officer’s draft report on the Thirlmere Activity Hub application, which would have gone to the planning committee. Read it here.Read more

Thirlmere Zipwire plans WITHDRAWN

20th February 2018: We've received confirmation that the 'Thirlmere Activity Hub' planning application has been withdrawn.Read more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 as a result, in partnership with the University of Cumbria we are beginning work to experiment with different geotextiles to see if one type is more effective than another 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

Young people find inspiration in natural beauty

Those involved in helping young people to experience the outdoors express their concern about the 'Thirlmere Activity Hub' proposal.Read more