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Latest news from across the National Park

eBay scales lake district heights

eBay punters are being offered an exclusive expedition joining Lake District mountain men on a life-saving mission.

Posted: 06 March 2014

Adventurers lead the way

When it comes to caring for England’s largest national park outdoor adventurers are leading by example.

Posted: 03 March 2014

Big community spend

Good causes are coursing through the Lake District where communities are cashing in on a £75,000 annual windfall.

Posted: 27 February 2014

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