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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

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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

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The mountains are calling, let the winter adventure begin and #summitsafely

As the Lake District National Park’s fell top assessors return this week to make their daily trek up Helvellyn, this winter they will share even more top tips using #summitsafely to help walkers stay safe on the fells.

Posted: 02 December 2016

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Free climate resilience workshop launched for local businesses

In December 2015, severe flooding left its mark on the Lake District National Park. A year and a day after Storm Desmond, businesses are invited to attend a free workshop to improve their resilience to prepare them for climate-related impacts such as flooding and power-loss.

Posted: 01 December 2016

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Give something special this Christmas

This year the Lake District National Park is offering a Christmas present with a difference giving you the chance to sponsor a piece of the spectacular landscape.

Posted: 29 November 2016

Cumbria floods

Following the Cumbria floods, the Lake District National Park is part of a county-wide flood recovery programme.

Posted: 18 November 2016

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Lake District receives £3m flood recovery cash boost

We are delighted to announce on Friday 18 November, a £3million grant will kick-start ‘Routes to Resilience’, our 18-month flood recovery programme.

Posted: 18 November 2016

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Brockhole visitors invited to hear ‘Voices from the Somme’

This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a World War One campaign associated with horrendous casualty figures which impacted dramatically on communities across the country.

Posted: 08 November 2016

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Share your Coniston photos with us to win a Christmas hamper

Two delicious Lakeland food hampers are up for grabs as part of our autumn prize draw; the perfect treat on the run up towards Christmas.

Posted: 27 October 2016

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Red squirrels rediscover Brockhole

There was great excitement recently when one of the National Park’s volunteers spotted a red squirrel from the bird hide at the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole on Windermere.

Posted: 27 September 2016