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News

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Latest news from across the National Park

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

World Heritage schools pack

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

New-look centre set to wow

Following the significant structural damage caused by Storm Desmond to the Lake District National Park Ullswater centre at Glenridding, it is reopening with a fresh, modern look and an added new facility.

Posted: 04 May 2017

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Dog owners urged to safeguard sheep

A plea has gone out to dog owners to keep their pets under control around livestock as the lambing season reaches its peak.

Posted: 02 May 2017

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First cycling for all festival

A gathering geared to bring cycling to everyone beckons in the heart of the Lakes with specially adapted wheels for riders with disabilities.

Posted: 24 April 2017

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Search on for local housing sites

With significant numbers of people across the Lake District in acute need of affordable housing, a call has gone out to spot development sites.

Posted: 12 April 2017

Routes to Resilience

National Park on track to create routes to resilience

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the body that supports farming and food production in the UK, joined National Park rangers this week on a tour of bridges and footpaths that have been repaired as part of ‘Routes to Resilience’, a £3m flood recovery project.

Posted: 09 March 2017

Herding

Call for farming roles to help shape the future of the Lake District

Farming plays a special role in the Lake District, its identity and cultural heritage. A rugged landscape from which to carve a living, a potential World Heritage Site in 2017, and the prospect of the UK leaving the EU in 2019.

Posted: 03 March 2017

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National Park announces action-packed 2017 events programme

Lake District visitors looking for inspirational ideas to enjoy the National Park will be spoilt for choice in 2017, as a packed programme of more than 350 new events and activities is launched by the Lake District National Park this week.

Posted: 15 February 2017

Flood recovery

New team of flood recovery rangers kick start ‘Routes to Resilience’

A new team of park rangers are set to help people in the Lake District enjoy even more of the National Park this New Year.

Posted: 09 January 2017

Local businesses take free ‘health check’ for climate impacts

Local businesses from around Cumbria are set to become more resilient to the impacts of extreme weather as a result of two free workshops funded by the Lake District National Park and Eden District Council this month (6 and 8 Dec).

Posted: 21 December 2016