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Latest news from across the National Park

Half of Keswick Railway Path Reopens

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

Lake District confirmed as UK nomination for World Heritage status

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

Media statement: sale of Blea Brows, Coniston

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

Boat Safety Scheme - media statement

At today’s Authority meeting the Lake District National Park decided not to adopt the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) following the Marine Accident Investigation Board’s (MAIB) recommendation, as the scheme is not an effective comprehensive method of addressing the important issue of boat safety.

Posted: 25 February 2016

New multi-user trail joins A591 reconnection

The Lake District National Park has today announced a new multi-user trail over Dunmail Raise as part of the A591 reconnection project.

Posted: 19 February 2016

Lake District tourism boost announced

Businesses in Cumbria and the Lake District are today looking ahead to 2016 with renewed optimism as the Prime Minister announced a package of support to boost tourism in the region during a visit to Grasmere today (28 Jan).

Posted: 28 January 2016

Your ultimate guide to the Lake District

The Lake District is open for business, that’s the message from the Lake District National Park as it launches its new 2016 events guide this week.

Posted: 27 January 2016

University Honour for National Park Chief Executive

In recognition of his significant achievement in the field of geography, Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Lake District National Park, has received a Doctor of Letters honorary degree from the University of Sheffield.

Posted: 18 January 2016

High praise for Lake District volunteers

Two Lake District volunteers have been recognised by UK National Parks for giving their free time and commitment towards caring for the national park.

Posted: 15 January 2016

Rusland Valley secures National Lottery boost

Communities in and around the Rusland Valley, in the south of the Lake District National Park, are set to benefit from improvements to the local wooded landscape over the next three years, thanks to a £1.3m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant.

Posted: 15 January 2016

Fracking in the Lake District

Posted: 18 December 2015

Lake District open for Christmas - 18 December 2015

Businesses and communities are pulling together to encourage people to continue to visit the Lake District during the Christmas period and onwards.

Posted: 18 December 2015

Cumbria floods update - 11 December 2015

The Lake District National Park is keen to share the message ‘Cumbria is open’, in support of our communities and businesses following last weekend’s weather. It’s important that people who are thinking of visiting this weekend know that the majority of places are still open and accessible throughout the national park. We are asking people to check routes in advance and will be sharing information on temporary rights of way closures on our website.

Posted: 11 December 2015

Cumbria floods update - 9 December 2015

Our rangers have been out in the national park assessing the areas affected by the weekend’s flooding and are placing cordons where there is a safety issue with access. We are asking people to take cordons and signs seriously and not to cross them.

Posted: 09 December 2015