Spring Newsletter 2019

Full steam ahead for the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme Read more

Join ‘The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick’ 2019

We're asking every parish, school and organisation in Cumbria to get involved to make this a really high profile and well-supported day to show the rest of the UK how proud we are of our county. Read more

Local Plan Consultation now OPEN

This consultation represents your last real chance to get involved and influence the content of the Lake District ‘Local Plan’ so we would urge you to submit a response online and make yourself heard. Read more

Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Read our response to the recent Government consultation on the process for evaluating sites for a Geological Disposal Facility for high level nuclear waste. Read more

Threlkeld Railway Path

We are disappointed that the Lake District National Park Authority has decided to resurface the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path with standard tarmac and would like the Authority to reconsider. Read more

Calling all astrophotographers

We are searching for the finest views the Lake District and Cumbria has to offer and in promotion of our ‘Dark Skies Cumbria’ project, we have a new category for 2019 for ‘astrophotography’. Read more

New approach to planning development within Arnside & Silverdale AONB adopted

We're delighted with the adoption of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB's Development Plan. We are very supportive of the landscape capacity-led approach to planning development within the AONB. Read more

Community improves access at new Bampton path with help of a Friends grant

A new stretch of path linking Bampton Village Hall and a riverside path near Haweswater Beck has been completed with help from a Friends grant. Read more

Friends of the Lake District is 85 years old

Find out more about how we are celebrating our 85th birthday this year. Read more