At a rally in Fitz Park, Keswick on June 17th 1934, Friends of the Lake District was born. From lobbying to influence the creation of the Lake District as a National Park - a campaign which came to fruition in 1951 - to fighting many and major threats to the magnificence of these cherished landscapes, the charity has been the backbone of the protection of the Lake District and will continue to stand up for the beauty, tranquillity and freedom of the fells.

Commissioned in 2019 to recognise the 85th anniversary of Friends of the Lake District, “In Our Hands” celebrates the vital connections between people and place; looks to the future for our children and recognises that Friends of the Lake District will always have, on behalf of this much-loved landscape, “the dedication to continue to ask, are we on the right road?”

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