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Latest news from across the National Park

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Giving something back earns prestigious award for Lakes volunteer

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

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HSBC UK guided rides launched in Cumbria

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

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Farming first for Lake District

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

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Celebrating a significant first planning excellence award

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

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New leader sought for leading Lakes partnership

Posted: 20 July 2017

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Lakes water safety call

With sunshine dappling lakes, tarns and rivers and summer water treats beckoning the message has gone out to keep safe.

Posted: 19 July 2017

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Euphoria as Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

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

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Top job for the fit and fearless

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

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Bridges on the mend in the Lake District

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

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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

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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