Putting up a CROW sign copyright Ben Barden
Putting up a sign

News

Now there’s even more of the Lake District to enjoy!

From today (1 August 2016), visitors will be able to enjoy even more of the Lake District National Park, as its boundary grows by three per cent – that’s an extra 27 square miles. The new Lake District includes an area from Birkbeck Fells Common to Whinfell Common to the east and an area from Helsington Barrows to Sizergh Fell, an area north of Sizergh Castle and part of the Lyth Valley to the south.

Posted: 01 August 2016

100 mile donation towards National Park paths

To help with the extra wear and tear from hundreds of pairs of running feet during this weekend’s Lakeland 100 event, organisers will be donating £10,000 towards the much needed path repairs on the 100-mile route.

Posted: 27 July 2016

Lake District offers a warm welcome this summer

‘We’re ready for the summer’ is the message from the Lake District National Park as schools across the country break up and businesses in the park prepare themselves for the key visitor season. The Lake District was hit hard by last winter’s floods, but the National Park, together with businesses and communities, have worked hard to repair as much as possible in time to welcome visitors this summer.

Posted: 21 July 2016

Cumbria floods

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: 21 July 2016

Festival goers take a virtual flight through the Lake District

Lake District festival goers are being given the chance to soar like a bird, scale a mountain and ripple across the top of a lake – within just three minutes, by experiencing Bird HIVE – a 360 degree virtual flight tour of the iconic Lake District at Kendal Calling and Lakes Alive.

Posted: 15 July 2016

Flight to extraordinary Great War commemoration

As international attention focuses on the 100th anniversary of the bloodiest and longest battle in human history, the Lake District is presenting an extraordinary promenade performance dedicated to World War One aviation heroes.

Posted: 05 July 2016

National Lottery casts future for historic copper mine

The future of two of the country’s most significant historic copper mines in Coniston, Cumbria, is secure, thanks to a £450,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Posted: 24 May 2016

Lake District unites to declare: ‘I’ve herd’ about World Heritage bid

This year’s Keswick Mountain Festival (Friday May 20) will mark the start of a rally call to all who love the region to unite in their support for the Lake District World Heritage bid by declaring ‘I’ve herd’.

Posted: 19 May 2016

New cycle trail reconnects the heart of the Lake District

Cyclists, horse riders and walkers in the Lake District can now benefit from a safer, smoother way to enjoy the spectacular scenery through the centre of the national park thanks to the creation of a new multi-user route alongside the A591.

Posted: 29 April 2016

From waterfalls to Wainwright – there’s a new way to explore Ullswater

Communities and businesses around the Lake District’s Ullswater Valley are celebrating the launch of a brand new walking route – the Ullswater Way - around what many believe to be England’s most beautiful lake. The new, 20-mile walking route connects the spectacular scenery along the shores of Ullswater and surrounding mountains, with the picturesque villages and attractions, meaning visitors can enjoy even more of this special corner of the Lake District.

Posted: 25 April 2016