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Latest news from across the National Park

Focus on fairtrade fun

As the world’s first Fairtrade national park zone the Lake District has taken a lead in highlighting the movement.

Posted: 26 February 2014

Working holiday for valley youth

School holidays for Ullswater Valley secondary pupils became a labour of love when they spent a day tackling some essential countryside maintenance.

Posted: 20 February 2014

Holiday village plan at historic site

A community is being called to an open day to discuss plans to develop land around one of Cumbria’s leading historic industrial sites.

Posted: 20 February 2014

Revving up for forest rally

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are being given advanced warning of disruption as the countdown begins to a renowned Lake District forest motor challenge next month.

Posted: 20 February 2014

Surprise cash cache in post

When a padded envelope arrived by post at the Lake District Visitor Centre little did staff realise it contained a cache of cash.

Posted: 18 February 2014

Turn Sherlock on Wainwright this half term

Half-term hols are set to bring a local explorer to life at a leading national park attraction.

Posted: 12 February 2014

Valley voice is heard

An acclaimed Lake District valley is going beyond its legendary picture postcard image as residents and businesses gear up for a futuristic development plan.

Posted: 05 February 2014

Firm futures for countryside pioneers

A pioneering Lake District apprenticeship scheme aimed at stemming the decline in rural and heritage skills has seen its protégés clinch coveted jobs.

Posted: 05 February 2014

Dog control plea

In the wake of a serious dog attack on two sheep a plea has gone out to pet owners to keep their animals under control at a critical time for lambing.

Posted: 05 February 2014

Cupid caught in kissing gate

As loved-up Britain braces itself for a billion pound Valentine spend, Cupid’s arrow points to paying for kissing gates instead of roses.

Posted: 30 January 2014

Viewing a vibrant vision

A far-reaching vision of how the Lake District should look in 2030 has made strident steps towards ultimate goals, according to a new annual report.

Posted: 21 January 2014

Lake District on course for world heritage

The Lake District is on course for the same global recognition as some of the world’s most iconic sites after being recommended as the UK’s nomination for 2016 World Heritage inscription.

Posted: 09 January 2014