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Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Reflecting On The Lakes

Leading spoken word poet set to launch the ultimate love poem to the Lake District

The Lake District National Park Authority and acclaimed northern poet Tony Walsh are set to unveil a specially-commissioned short film, ‘Reflecting On The Lakes’, at a free screening at Zeffirellis cinema, Ambleside, next week (13 Aug).

Posted: 06 August 2018

Affordable housing in the Lake District

Park thanks public for record response to ‘Shape the Lakes’ Local Plan

The Lake District National Park is today thanking the record number of local residents and businesses who took part in its recent Local Plan review. Throughout May and June more than 2,700 people reviewed planning policies and land allocations that could potentially have an impact on their future in the Lake District.

Posted: 01 August 2018

The Gaddum sunset dining

Gaddum Restaurant celebrates the sweet taste of success with sunset dining

The Gaddum Restaurant, named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum, opened only a short three months ago on a spring evening in late April. Since then The Gaddum has gained an enviable reputation and some dedicated fans. It now extends its service and adds early evening dining to the menu.

Posted: 01 August 2018

Lakes Alive program

Lakes Alive Programme for 2018

Lakes Alive have announced their plans to once again transform spaces in Kendal and invite residents and visitors to either ‘dip a toe in’ or ‘dive head first’ into a vibrant programme of contemporary work and happenings - all presented and performed by artists from home and abroad.

Posted: 25 July 2018

Rydal stepping stones

Lake District flood recovery project stepping into final phase

Much loved stepping stones in Rydal have been reinstated just in time for the school summer holidays as the Storm Desmond flood recovery scheme ‘Routes to Resilience’ nears its end.

Posted: 23 July 2018

Ennerdale

Lake District marks first year as World Heritage Site

One year on from the momentous day in Krakow when the English Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the organisations behind the successful bid are celebrating the achievements to date and looking to the opportunities that lie ahead.

Posted: 09 July 2018

Drummers at the 2017 Lakes Alive.

Lakes Alive is back for 2018

The Lakes will again be Alive to the sights and sounds of this annual cultural extravaganza.

Posted: 26 June 2018

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