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The mountains are calling, let the winter adventure begin and #summitsafely

As the Lake District National Park’s fell top assessors return this week to make their daily trek up Helvellyn, this winter they will share even more top tips using #summitsafely to help walkers stay safe on the fells.

Posted: 02 December 2016

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Free climate resilience workshop launched for local businesses

In December 2015, severe flooding left its mark on the Lake District National Park. A year and a day after Storm Desmond, businesses are invited to attend a free workshop to improve their resilience to prepare them for climate-related impacts such as flooding and power-loss.

Posted: 01 December 2016

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Give something special this Christmas

This year the Lake District National Park is offering a Christmas present with a difference giving you the chance to sponsor a piece of the spectacular landscape.

Posted: 29 November 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: 18 November 2016

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Lake District receives £3m flood recovery cash boost

We are delighted to announce on Friday 18 November, a £3million grant will kick-start ‘Routes to Resilience’, our 18-month flood recovery programme.

Posted: 18 November 2016

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Brockhole visitors invited to hear ‘Voices from the Somme’

This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a World War One campaign associated with horrendous casualty figures which impacted dramatically on communities across the country.

Posted: 08 November 2016

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Share your Coniston photos with us to win a Christmas hamper

Two delicious Lakeland food hampers are up for grabs as part of our autumn prize draw; the perfect treat on the run up towards Christmas.

Posted: 27 October 2016

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Red squirrels rediscover Brockhole

There was great excitement recently when one of the National Park’s volunteers spotted a red squirrel from the bird hide at the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole on Windermere.

Posted: 27 September 2016

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Solar project marks new era for National Park

Community Energy Cumbria Ltd (CEC) started generating electricity on the roof of the Lake District National Park (LDNP) head office in Kendal from a 30kw solar photo voltaic array, powering computers, lighting and electrical equipment throughout the building.

Posted: 27 September 2016

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Lake District World Heritage campaign shortlisted for top marketing award

The Lake District National Park Partnership is celebrating after its ‘Evolving Masterpiece’ communications campaign for UNESCO World Heritage status was named as a finalist in the Northern Marketing Awards 2016.

Posted: 21 September 2016

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Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Buys Hassness House in The Lake District

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays is pleased to announce the purchase of Hassness House, Buttermere on 8 September 2016.

Posted: 16 September 2016

Volunteers wanted for the Great British Beach Clean at Drigg

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Drigg as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean next Saturday (17 Sep). Join Lake District National Park Area Ranger, Rec Cathey, from 9.45am at Drigg beach with litter pickers and bin bags to record and clean up shoreline litter.

Posted: 12 September 2016

Tricia Brown

Celebrate our Lake District volunteers

Less than two weeks remain in which to nominate inspiring individuals, groups or projects for the 2016 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards. This is your chance to celebrate some of the fantastic volunteering that is happening in the Lake District.

Posted: 12 September 2016

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