Rosamund and John Macfarlane moved to Loweswater in 2008, having been frequent visitors to the Lake District with their two sons over many years, following their enthusiasm for mountain walking and enjoying, like so many others, the wonderful environment of the ‘Lakes’.

They are both very keen, award winning photographers, an interest which acts as a focus for their passion for landscape, nature, wildlife and travel. These form a basis for richly illustrated talks that they give to a wide range of societies, as well as photography exhibitions and producing cards, prints and calendars for local charities.

Previously Rosamund had been involved in scientific publishing and medical research work for many years and took up photography seriously 20 years ago. For several years she was involved with Nottinghamshire CPRE (Campaign for Protection of Rural England), becoming vice chairperson and, in that role, meeting the Queen in London in 2006.

In 2008 John retired as physician and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Nottingham University, as well as Chairman of the British Thoracic Society and Council member/Trustee of the Royal College of Physicians. Subsequently he was, for time, a visiting Professor at Manchester University.

We are both greatly admiring of the work that the Friends of the Lake District does to protect and enhance the landscape and the wider environment of the Lake District. We are delighted and honoured to be involved with FLD and we shall do what we can to spread the vital message about maintaining such a much loved environment for the well being of those who live and work here, for the benefit of the many visitors and for the conservation of our flora and fauna.