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

Poetry Corner

We'd like to invite you to submit words inspired by the landscapes of the Lake District and Cumbria.Read more

Old Hutton Energy Developments

South Lakeland District Council Planning Committee has rejected two applications for a 49.99MW Battery storage facility and a 49.99MW gas fired electricity generation station on land to the north of the Old Hutton Substation.Read more

National Parks for the Many and not the Few

The country’s most spectacular places must remain free and open for all to appreciate and enjoy.Read more

A litmus test for our national parks

The creation of the zip wire development could set a precedent for further commercial activity around Thirlmere, the wider valley, and the Lake District National Park at large.Read more

Zip Wire Development across Thirlmere Threatens the Lake District

If approved, this application would have significant harmful impacts on the landscape and tranquillity of the Thirlmere valley.Read more

Time runs out for Kirkby Moor wind farm

We welcome the decision by South Lakeland District Council to refuse the application by Zephyr Investments to retain the turbines on Kirby Moor until 2027.Read more

Thirlmere Activity Hub

We consider this to be a wholly inappropriate development in this location. We urge you to take immediate action, write to the Planning Authority and share your concerns about this threat to ThirlmereRead more