The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
Friends of the Lake District has owned land in Cumbria since 1937. We own land in order to enhance the landscape of the area; carry out practical conservation projects; increase access and model best practice in land management. Our land includes valleys, native woodlands, moorlands, uplands and commons. We encourage you to get out and visit some of these hidden Cumbrian treasures!
Below is a map showing the location of our properties. Those with public access are shown in green, those without (Sweden Wood) in red.
We're delighted to have Molly Conway working with us this year. Molly is with us for a year working as a ‘Property Engagement Officer’.
Molly is a third year Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management student at Harper Adams University, in Shropshire. As part of her university education she undertakes a year of working in her chosen field on placement; her search led her to Friends of the Lake District. Read her monthly blog about work to promote our wonderful woodland, commons, and fells at this link...
We are dedicated to creating and maintaining native woodlands for the benefit of animals, visitors and local communities.
Situated near Oxenholme, just south east of Kendal, and although not a very high hill at 185m, it gives beautiful views.
This is situated about five miles east of Orton. There is open access on the common at all times.
High Borrowdale is situated 8.5 miles north of Kendal. The best way to access it is from the A6, south of Shap. There is open access at all times.