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Hassness House

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Buys Hassness House in The Lake District

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays is pleased to announce the purchase of Hassness House, Buttermere on 8 September 2016.

Posted: 16 September 2016

Volunteers wanted for the Great British Beach Clean at Drigg

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Drigg as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean next Saturday (17 Sep). Join Lake District National Park Area Ranger, Rec Cathey, from 9.45am at Drigg beach with litter pickers and bin bags to record and clean up shoreline litter.

Posted: 12 September 2016

Tricia Brown

Celebrate our Lake District volunteers

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

Now there’s even more of the Lake District to enjoy!

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

100 mile donation towards National Park paths

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

Summer Lake District 2016

Lake District offers a warm welcome this summer

‘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

Bird Hive

Festival goers take a virtual flight through the Lake District

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

Flight

Flight to extraordinary Great War commemoration

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

National Lottery casts future for historic copper mine

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

Have you herd about World Heritage?

Lake District unites to declare: ‘I’ve herd’ about World Heritage bid

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

New cycle trail reconnects the heart of the Lake District

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

From waterfalls to Wainwright – there’s a new way to explore Ullswater

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

Appeal for performers to take flight over Windermere

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

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