Birthday Celebrations on Latrigg

We celebrate our 85th birthday at the summit of Latrigg near Keswick on the evening of the summer solstice Read more

What Does Climate Change Really Mean for Cumbria?

Sir Martin Holdgate CB, Emeritus President of Friends of the Lake District and renowned environmental scientist and international conservationist, presents a future vision for the Cumbrian landscape. Read more

Southern Boundary Extension

Friends of the Lake District has submitted a formal request to extend the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park to Natural England for its consideration - 19th June 2019 Read more

June newsletter 2019

Keep up to date with our work, campaigns, fundraising, events and other ways you can support us by signing up to receive our newsletter by email. Read more

Volunteers Week Call to Fight the Aliens

It’s National Volunteers Week from 1-7 June and so we are launching our ‘Fight the Aliens – Big Balsam Bash’ event which takes place around Rydal on Saturday 20th July. Read more

Local Plan Consultation

The Lake District National Park's Local Plan consultation is now closed. We have made our full written response available to read via this page. Read more

Spirited Rivalry on Show at our Annual Walling Competition

A strong field of excellent competitors pitted their skills against each other for glory at our Annual Dry Stone Walling Competition last weekend. Read more

Wallers wanted: Walling Competition entries open

Our annual dry stone walling competition takes place at Nags Head Farm, Hoff, near Appleby on Saturday 25th May. Read more

May Newsletter 2019

Keep up to date with our work, campaigns, fundraising, events and other ways you can support us by signing up to receive our newsletter by email. Read more