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Black Combe Walk

Saturday 23rd April
 
In partnership with Power Without Pylons, we're organising a St George’s Day walk over Black Combe to highlight the impact that giant pylons could have on some of England’s most beautiful views. 
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Morecambe Bay Walk 2016

Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape. 

The Morecambe Bay Walk takes you across the largest expanse of tidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom. This landscape is constantly moving and shifting so you will be led by Cedric Robinson, the Queen’s Official Guide to the sands.

This popular event will take place on Saturday 30th July

More info and Booking facilities>

DEFRA's plan to protect, promote and enhance the jewels in our landscape

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has recently set out an 8 point plan detailing how it intends to protect, promote and enhance National Parks in England from now until 2020.


Douglas Chalmers, Chief Executive,
“This has all to be delivered, but there are some exciting features in the document. We welcome the environmental plans, but health and wellbeing and links to food production could create opportunities for these incredibly attractive parts of the land."

Hot Topics

We post regular updates to the Hot Topics section of our website to keep you up to speed with ongoing news and developments

NWCC Route, Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Partnership, Flooding in Cumbria, National Park extensions, Thirlmere to West Cumbria pipeline
 

View the latest updates>

Woodland Questionnaire

 


Complete our brief questionnaire and play a role in influencing policy around tree planting and reforestation on a landscape scale
Free Landscape Learning
for Leaders

We have a packed and varied range of sessions lined up for our ‘Leader’s Landscape Training’ in 2016.

Our training, aimed at outdoor practitioners, is designed to enhance knowledge of the variety and importance of Cumbria’s upland ecology and to provide a clearer understanding of some of the issues and pressures of outdoor users on our landscape, wildlife and habitats.

Read the full article>

View images
from our first 2016 Leader's Landscape Training session for a close encounter with one curious resident...

Photography Competition
'Cumbrian Winter'

Competition closed
We'd like to thank everybody who took the time to send us images and all of you on Facebook for commenting on and liking the entries. We've enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful images.
 
 All of the images and details of the judging process are available on our website>

Bee Hotels (B&B's?)

Your gift of a bed for bees will help us save our solitary bees which are vanishing from Britain. We can help them by putting bee hotels (made by our volunteers) on all our land to enhance their habitats. The hotel pictured is on our property at High Borrowdale and sympathetically placed within a drystone wall on site.
 


Click here to purchase a Bee Hotel

2016 Events

Download our 2016 Events Brochure here>



Full events listings and booking facilities are also available on our website>

Sat 23rd April

Black Combe Walk
St George’s Day walk over Black Combe to highlight the impact that giant pylons could have on some of England’s most beautiful views.

Sat 7th May

Annual Dry Stone Walling Competition
Watch the wallers in action at Mazonwath, Little Asby. Free entry.

Sat 21st May
Keswick Mountain Festival Fell Care Day
There’s never been a more urgent need for your help in volunteering at one of our Fell Care Days this year.
 
Sat 11th June
Annual General Meeting and members events
Grizebeck Village Hall. Guided tours and walks in the morning.
 
Wed 6th July
Glenridding and Patterdale Fell Care Day
There’s never been a more urgent need for your help in volunteering at one of our Fell Care Days this year. Details TBC

Mon 25th July
Long View Public Walk: Little Asby Hawthorn
An opportunity for members of the public to join photographer and writer, Rob and Harriet Fraser, for insights into trees, ecology and landscape heritage. A 4-hour circular walk across limestone pavements. Moderate. Start 10am Great Asby Church, GR 681132. (Link will take you to booking facility on LDNP website)

Sat 30th July
Morecambe Bay Walk
Join us on this unique 8 mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscape.



Mon 1st August
Long View Members Walk: Little Asby Hawthorn - Members only event
An exclusive opportunity for Friends of the Lake District members to join photographer and writer, Rob and Harriet Fraser, for insights into trees, ecology and landscape heritage. A 4-hour circular walk across limestone pavements. Moderate. Start 10am Great Asby Church, GR 681132.



Thu 3rd November
Rusland Fell Care Day
There’s never been a more urgent need for your help in volunteering at one of our Fell Care Days this year. Details TBC

Lake District
Landscape Flood Appeal

 

Storms has caused devastating impacts on Cumbria's beautiful landscapes.

You can help us restore these special places.

If you would like to give to fixing the landscapes of the Lake District we have set up our own Lake District Landscape Flood Appeal.

World Heritage Bid



Join us in our bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out how you can celebrate the identity, inspiration and conservation of the Lake District on the Lake District World Heritage Bid website. www.lakesworldheritage.co.uk

Don’t forget to show your support by adding the hashtag #lakedistrictbid to your social media posts!
Make a donation to Friends of the Lake District and help us protect and enhance this beautiful area.

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