Right now, the Lake District – your National Park - is under siege and up for grabs. Its landscapes are exploited for commercial gain without anything being given back in return.  Commercialisation without conservation can only lead to permanent damage to this fragile, beautiful place; especially in these times of climate and environmental emergency.

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Action is needed NOW to prevent further damage to this amazing place. Action to repair existing damage is also desperately needed. We want to change the way that the Lake District is looked after, so that the landscape, natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage are respected, sustained and regenerated. The Lake District National Park needs to be managed in a way that:

  • Protects it from developments and activities that damage its remarkable beauty
  • Restores, repairs and enhances its natural beauty and cultural heritage
  • Provides opportunities for free access, enjoyment and connection with nature for everyone regardless of race, ability or income. 

We are asking the Lake District National Park Authority to update its 14 year old Vision which guides its work, to take into account the Climate Emergency, wildlife extinction and environmental degradation. Sustainable development is no longer enough; radical change to the way the Lake District is managed is needed to ensure that its beauty and heritage will survive and thrive in these difficult times. We have a lot of work to do!

You make our voice stronger and your support is vital

What else can you can do to help?

  • Please FOLLOW and SHARE our campaign news on Facebook and Twitter
    We’ll be promoting our campaign and the amazing efforts of local campaign groups like ‘Houseboats Off Grasmere’ via our social media accounts but we need your help to spread the word. By raising the profile of local issues and the concerns of residents and visitors we can all help to make a difference.

  • Please DONATE what you can towards our planning and campaigning appeal
    Our Campaign will take time and resources, but when we succeed the Lake District National Park will be managed in the way that those before us envisaged; benefiting wildlife, the environment, and all of us in our busy, technology-driven lives.

  • Consider JOINING Friends of the Lake District. Play your part in protecting this beautiful place by becoming a Friends of the Lake District member. You can also join by calling us on 01539 720788 or by emailing [email protected]

Contacting us

If you have questions or require more information about our campaign then please email [email protected] or call us on Tel: 01539 720788.  

Friends of the Lake District: The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes. Friends of the Lake District, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7SS

Tel: 01539 720788 

Registered Charity Number 1100759, Company No 4878364