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Latest news from across the National Park

Cyclists on the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

Funding boost for storm damaged Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

Since Storm Desmond in 2015, around half of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path Multi User Trail (MUT) has been out of action, impacting on thousands of local people and visitors who enjoy the route every year.

Posted: 15 December 2017

Sour Milk Ghyll

A piece of the Lake District is the perfect Christmas gift

Lake District National Park is offering people the chance to give a truly personal and memorable gift this Christmas. What’s even better, all proceeds from these gifts go straight back into the Lake District National Park to protect this beautiful landscape for seasons to come.

Posted: 12 December 2017

LDNP Fell Top Assesors. Helvellyn

Lake District Weatherline service celebrates 30 year milestone

The Lake District National Park’s Fell Top Assessors are celebrating 30 years of the Weatherline service as their season begins today.

Posted: 01 December 2017

Ellie Chaney

New art gallery opening in Windermere

A new art gallery is opening its doors this weekend at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, and will become a permanent visitor attraction for Windermere.

Posted: 28 November 2017

LDNP 50th Bridge at Mungrisdale

Lake District flood recovery scheme celebrates 50th bridge

A programme of flood recovery work in the Lake District National Park is celebrating its 50th bridge repair with the project running ahead of schedule.

Posted: 28 November 2017

Temporary road closure at Grizedale Forest

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are being advised by the Lake District National Park to avoid a popular route for the return of the annual Grizedale Stages Rally and its 30th anniversary.

Posted: 23 November 2017

Tree Planting

National Tree Week celebrations for Lake District

As the UK’s biggest tree celebrations get underway north Lakes marks a massive planting operation which has seen 17,850 saplings introduced.

Posted: 20 November 2017

Barry Capp certificate

PM awards outstanding Lake District volunteer

Prime Minister Theresa May has today honoured Barry Capp, from Cumbria, for his work with the Fix the Fells programme, maintaining over 2,000km of footpaths across the Lake District.

Posted: 15 November 2017

Brave the Cave

New indoor caving attraction comes to Windermere

Explore the Lake District whatever the weather as Brockhole-on-Windermere’s brand new indoor caving experience, Brave the Cave, opens this weekend.

Posted: 17 October 2017

Ullswater Outdoor Fest

School children step into the great outdoors at Ullswater Outdoor Fest

More than 100 school children from the Ullswater area became official members of the ‘great outdoors’ at the Ullswater Outdoor Fest held earlier this month, thanks to a cash boost from the Lake District National Park’s Communities Fund.

Posted: 13 October 2017

John Glen, Minister

Government Minister visits UK’s newest World Heritage Site

Tourism and the rural economy will come under the spotlight over the next two days, as Minister for the Arts, Heritage & Tourism, John Glen MP, heads to Cumbria to visit the newly designated Lake District World Heritage Site and hear first-hand from a range of business about what it means to them.

Posted: 02 October 2017

Fell Top Assessor

World-class mountaineer joins Lake District Fell Top Assessors

Mountaineer Zac Poulton is swapping the Himalayas for the Lake District in a new role aimed at keeping walkers safe on the Cumbrian fells.

Posted: 02 October 2017

Postbox at Lonsleddale

Royal Mail gives stamp of approval for World Heritage Site

Lake District fans across the UK are being urged to head to the postbox this week (27, 28 Sept) to secure a special postmark in celebration of its new World Heritage Site status.

Posted: 26 September 2017

West Coast Beach Clean

Waves of support for Lakes beach clean

Spoils from one of the world’s dirtiest seas were collected from a Lake District beach last Saturday (16 Sept) bearing the brunt of marine mess.

Posted: 25 September 2017