"The Lake District has meant a lot to me and my family and I would recommend anyone who loves the Lake District to join."  Staffordshire member

Friends of the Lake District was formed in 1934 and is the only charity dedicated to the protection of the landscapes of the Lake District and Cumbria. With the help of our 6,500 members we:

  • Practically conserve important landscapes, habitats and native species
  • Campaign on major issues that will affect the Lake District and Cumbria
  • Inspire and educate local communities, visitors, outdoor practitioners and young people on how to look after this special place

"It's nice to feel involved in a place we love so much."  York member

When you join you will receive the following membership benefits:

  • 2 for 1 entry at historic Cumbria attractions Brantwood, Dalemain House, Holker Hall, Rydal Mount, Winderwath Gardens and Hutton-in-the-Forest
  • Discount at all Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need, Snow & Rock and Cycle Surgery on-line and in-store
  • Discount on Cicerone books
  • Discount on HF Holidays bookings
  • New member welcome pack
  • Three editions of our members' magazine, Conserving Lakeland, a year
  • Free events, walks, talks, our Annual General Meeting and volunteer days held throughout the year
  • A regular e-newsletter to keep you in touch with issues affecting the Lake District
  • Planning guidance

"I joined to help give something back to the Lake District."  Kendal member

and become a Friends of the Lake District member.