In this edition:

It's a busy start to April as we're gearing up for lots of events in the spring and summer months. There's just one more week to submit responses to the government's Glover Review of protected landscapes consultation, and we have made a summary of what we think are the most important points to help you if you'd like to make your own response.

Our fundraising Morecambe Bay Walk takes place in just over a month, in early May, and is a great and adventurous day out. Also at the end of April we're holding our Grand Opening to our new land at Dam Mire Wood in Threlkeld, which will be a whole day of fun activities and events, complete with a ribbon cutting by filmaker and Friends Patron Terry Abraham and Threlkeld schoolchildren. Do come along if you're in the area. 

There are also lots of family friendly, training and volunteer events, as well as walks and talks, with the Westmorland Dales Scheme projects coming up, do have a look at their events page.

And our Landscape Leaders Training events season begins this month with 'Breaking Barriers in the Outdoors', an event led by Amira Patel of the Wanderlust Women, raising awareness of the outdoors as a place for everyone.

You could also volunteer to take part in a new study to measure the health of the water in Windermere in the summer, led by the Freshwater Biological Association and Lancaster University.

We've had a great response to our Storm Arwen appeal to help repair the storm damage done to our trees and woodlands across Cumbria, so thank you, for your donations, and all that you do to help look after the Lake District and Cumbria.

With very best wishes,

Douglas Chalmers, Chief Executive

Read it here: A Postcard from the Lakes - 1st April 2022

Header image: 'Hodge Close Quarry' by Trevor Davis

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