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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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
Cyclists, horse riders and walkers in the Lake District can now benefit from a safer, smoother way to enjoy the spectacular scenery through the centre of the national park thanks to the creation of a new multi-user route alongside the A591.
Posted: 29 April 2016
Communities and businesses around the Lake District’s Ullswater Valley are celebrating the launch of a brand new walking route – the Ullswater Way - around what many believe to be England’s most beautiful lake. The new, 20-mile walking route connects the spectacular scenery along the shores of Ullswater and surrounding mountains, with the picturesque villages and attractions, meaning visitors can enjoy even more of this special corner of the Lake District.
Posted: 25 April 2016
Local dancers, singers, model plane pilots and even croquet players are being offered an exciting opportunity to be part of a performance that celebrates our desire to fly and the importance of Cumbrian aviation history during World War One.
Posted: 21 April 2016
Keswick visitors and locals joined Town Crier, Bob Bryden, today (18 Mar) to celebrate the reopening of the raised boardwalk section of the Railway Path, ahead of the busy Easter period.
Posted: 18 March 2016
The English Lake District has become the UK’s latest nomination for World Heritage site status following confirmation of the bid being received by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency.
Posted: 08 March 2016
The Lake District National Park has now completed the sale of Blea Brows, Coniston to The Rawdon Smith Trust charity. This is an ideal new owner who will care for the land in a sympathetic manner and will continue to provide access for the enjoyment of the wider public.
Posted: 02 March 2016