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Latest news from across the National Park

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New leader sought for leading Lakes partnership

Posted: 20 July 2017

Lake Windermere

Lakes water safety call

With sunshine dappling lakes, tarns and rivers and summer water treats beckoning the message has gone out to keep safe.

Posted: 19 July 2017

View of Wasdale

Euphoria as Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim. Today’s announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category.

Posted: 09 July 2017

Fell Top Assesor

Top job for the fit and fearless

If you’re a fan of roaming the Lake District’s unique and sometimes testing fells in all weathers then this could be the job for you.

Posted: 03 July 2017

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Bridges on the mend in the Lake District

Two bridges destroyed in Storm Desmond in one of the Lake District’s most beautiful valleys are being replaced thanks to a major funding boost by an outdoor holiday organisation.

Posted: 30 June 2017

Path restoration

Flood recovery gathering pace at Ullswater

Rangers from the Lake District National Park are working this week to repair a popular woodland walk near Sharrow Bay Hotel on Ullswater.

Posted: 22 June 2017

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Lake District farmers bag a future for recycled plastic

A long-running farm plastic offensive which has seen thousands of tonnes of waste recycled has had another bumper crop, thanks to around 50 farmers near Penrith.

Posted: 21 June 2017

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Lake District route improved for all abilities

People of all abilities can now enjoy a smoother way to take in spectacular views across Windermere, thanks to National Park rangers upgrading a new path at Bowness.

Posted: 15 June 2017

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Coniston community and volunteers work to save historic artefacts

A 400 year-old copper mine bolstered by Queen Elizabeth I and a lynchpin in establishing industries of the Empire has galvanised a Lake District community into action.

Posted: 07 June 2017

Search for affordable home and job sites continues

A pressing need for affordable housing across the Lake District sees the current call for development sites extended until Monday 26 June.

Posted: 31 May 2017

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Columbia sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announce five year partnership

On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announced a first of its kind five-year partnership, making Columbia the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff.

Posted: 25 May 2017

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Pupils pen push for World Heritage status

Rookie reporters are on a roll across Cumbria as junior pupils pen push for Lake District World Heritage status.

Posted: 22 May 2017

Keswick Railways path

Diversion leads way in Keswick Railway Path Route Restoration

Work on a 3.5km diversion means walkers can now use a new section of one of the Lake District’s most popular routes following serious flood damage.

Posted: 19 May 2017

Ullswater Way Celebration

Phenomenal success story celebrates first birthday

An innovative joint mission to establish a walking route in one of the Lake District’s most spectacular valleys is celebrating the first year of a phenomenal success story.

Posted: 16 May 2017