Media statements and responses regarding current issues that affect the Park can be found in Statements.
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After nearly four decades in aerospace and defence industry management roles Barry Capp turned his attention to help sort out deteriorating Lake District fell paths.
Posted: 14 August 2017
Carlisle-born Great Britain Cycling Team rider Ellie Dickinson has urged Cumbria’s residents and visitors to take advantage of a new initiative designed to get people into cycling.
Posted: 08 August 2017
Hot on the heels of UNESCO World Heritage Site status celebrating Lake District farmers, the national park has appointed its first ever dedicated farming officer.
Posted: 02 August 2017
A far-reaching project which has seen the return of 600 students and 57 jobs in the heart of the Lakes has been hailed a regional winner in prestigious planning awards.
Posted: 26 July 2017
Posted: 20 July 2017
With sunshine dappling lakes, tarns and rivers and summer water treats beckoning the message has gone out to keep safe.
Posted: 19 July 2017
The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim. Today’s announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category.
Posted: 09 July 2017
If you’re a fan of roaming the Lake District’s unique and sometimes testing fells in all weathers then this could be the job for you.
Posted: 03 July 2017
Two bridges destroyed in Storm Desmond in one of the Lake District’s most beautiful valleys are being replaced thanks to a major funding boost by an outdoor holiday organisation.
Posted: 30 June 2017
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
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
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
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
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