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Latest news from across the National Park

Path restoration

Flood recovery gathering pace at Ullswater

Rangers from the Lake District National Park are working this week to repair a popular woodland walk near Sharrow Bay Hotel on Ullswater.

Posted: 22 June 2017

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Lake District farmers bag a future for recycled plastic

A long-running farm plastic offensive which has seen thousands of tonnes of waste recycled has had another bumper crop, thanks to around 50 farmers near Penrith.

Posted: 21 June 2017

Glebe to cockshott point

Lake District route improved for all abilities

People of all abilities can now enjoy a smoother way to take in spectacular views across Windermere, thanks to National Park rangers upgrading a new path at Bowness.

Posted: 15 June 2017

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Coniston community and volunteers work to save historic artefacts

A 400 year-old copper mine bolstered by Queen Elizabeth I and a lynchpin in establishing industries of the Empire has galvanised a Lake District community into action.

Posted: 07 June 2017

Search for affordable home and job sites continues

A pressing need for affordable housing across the Lake District sees the current call for development sites extended until Monday 26 June.

Posted: 31 May 2017

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Columbia sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announce five year partnership

On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announced a first of its kind five-year partnership, making Columbia the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff.

Posted: 25 May 2017

World Heritage schools pack

Pupils pen push for World Heritage status

Rookie reporters are on a roll across Cumbria as junior pupils pen push for Lake District World Heritage status.

Posted: 22 May 2017

Keswick Railways path

Diversion leads way in Keswick Railway Path Route Restoration

Work on a 3.5km diversion means walkers can now use a new section of one of the Lake District’s most popular routes following serious flood damage.

Posted: 19 May 2017

Ullswater Way Celebration

Phenomenal success story celebrates first birthday

An innovative joint mission to establish a walking route in one of the Lake District’s most spectacular valleys is celebrating the first year of a phenomenal success story.

Posted: 16 May 2017

New-look centre set to wow

Following the significant structural damage caused by Storm Desmond to the Lake District National Park Ullswater centre at Glenridding, it is reopening with a fresh, modern look and an added new facility.

Posted: 04 May 2017

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Dog owners urged to safeguard sheep

A plea has gone out to dog owners to keep their pets under control around livestock as the lambing season reaches its peak.

Posted: 02 May 2017

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First cycling for all festival

A gathering geared to bring cycling to everyone beckons in the heart of the Lakes with specially adapted wheels for riders with disabilities.

Posted: 24 April 2017

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Search on for local housing sites

With significant numbers of people across the Lake District in acute need of affordable housing, a call has gone out to spot development sites.

Posted: 12 April 2017

Routes to Resilience

National Park on track to create routes to resilience

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the body that supports farming and food production in the UK, joined National Park rangers this week on a tour of bridges and footpaths that have been repaired as part of ‘Routes to Resilience’, a £3m flood recovery project.

Posted: 09 March 2017