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Half of Keswick Railway Path Reopens

Keswick visitors and locals joined Town Crier, Bob Bryden, today (18 Mar) to celebrate the reopening of the raised boardwalk section of the Railway Path, ahead of the busy Easter period.

Posted: 18 March 2016

Lake District confirmed as UK nomination for World Heritage status

The English Lake District has become the UK’s latest nomination for World Heritage site status following confirmation of the bid being received by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency.

Posted: 08 March 2016

Media statement: sale of Blea Brows, Coniston

The Lake District National Park has now completed the sale of Blea Brows, Coniston to The Rawdon Smith Trust charity. This is an ideal new owner who will care for the land in a sympathetic manner and will continue to provide access for the enjoyment of the wider public.

Posted: 02 March 2016

Boat Safety Scheme - media statement

At today’s Authority meeting the Lake District National Park decided not to adopt the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) following the Marine Accident Investigation Board’s (MAIB) recommendation, as the scheme is not an effective comprehensive method of addressing the important issue of boat safety.

Posted: 25 February 2016

New multi-user trail joins A591 reconnection

The Lake District National Park has today announced a new multi-user trail over Dunmail Raise as part of the A591 reconnection project.

Posted: 19 February 2016

Cumbria floods - cw testing

Following the Cumbria floods, the Lake District National Park is part of a county-wide flood recovery programme and we are currently helping to assess the impact on our communities. We'll be working with partner organisations to set about tackling recovery to restore our National Park.

Posted: 08 February 2016

Lake District tourism boost announced

Businesses in Cumbria and the Lake District are today looking ahead to 2016 with renewed optimism as the Prime Minister announced a package of support to boost tourism in the region during a visit to Grasmere today (28 Jan).

Posted: 28 January 2016