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Latest news from across the National Park

Brockhole red squirrel

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

Solar panels

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

Julia Bradbury

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

Hassness House

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

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

Summer Lake District 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

Bird Hive

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

Have you herd about World Heritage?

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