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Great North Swim participant swimming in Lake Windermere in 2017.

Call for Great North Swim Volunteers

As thousands of swimmers from across the country are gearing up to take to waters of Windermere in this growing annual outdoor swimming event, a callout is being made for volunteer to join the fun.

Posted: 23 May 2018

Richard Leafe and Gordon Aylmore Bowness Post Office LD pound.

Special delivery for Bowness Post Office with first Lake District Pound purchase

Lake District National Park Chief Executive, Richard Leafe, has spent his first Lake District Pounds at Bowness Post Office today to support local businesses taking part in the regional currency scheme.

Posted: 30 April 2018

Broadgate Orchard, a new affordable housing development at Grasmere.

Call to ‘Shape the Lakes’ as Local Plan Review gets underway

Residents, business owners and farmers across the Lake District are being urged to ‘Shape the Lakes’ and have their say on new planning policies at Local Plan drop-in consultation events being held across the National Park in May and June.

Posted: 30 April 2018

Photo shows left: LDNP Chief Executive, Richard Leafe middle: Hilda Gaddum right: Brockhole Manager, Sam Mason in front of the Brockhole House for The Gaddum restaurant open evening on Thursday 27 April 2018.

Brockhole’s Gaddum Restaurant opens on a fine spring evening

The Gaddum Restaurant, named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum, was officially opened yesterday evening by Mrs Hilda Gaddum, widow of Anthony Gaddum, William Gaddum’s third cousin once removed.

Posted: 27 April 2018

Driverless pod that will be demonstrated at Brockhole on Windermere this weekend.

Lake District looks to the future with ‘driverless’ vehicles

State-of-the-art self-driving vehicles are being considered as a sustainable transport alternative for the Lake District, with a driverless ‘pod’ being brought to Brockhole on Windermere this week to gain public feedback.

Posted: 23 April 2018

John Muir Award Manager for Cumbria, Graham Watson, celebrating the two-year contract renewal in the Lake District following the popularity of the conservation award.

Lake District secures environmental award scheme

More than 3,000 people will be able to connect with ‘wild spaces’ across the Lake District, thanks to the renewal of a partnership between the John Muir Trust and the National Park.

Posted: 19 April 2018