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Latest news from across the National Park

Mountain call to stay safe on the fells this winter

The Lake District National Park restarts its popular daily weather service this week, asking people to check the Weatherline report as a crucial part of their winter walk preparation.

Posted: 02 December 2015

Low carbon Lake District on target to tackle climate change

As a major UN climate change summit begins in Paris today, visitors and communities in the Lake District are being thanked for helping to achieve an ambitious local target for CO2 reduction.

Posted: 30 November 2015

Herdy brings a friendly face to the Lake District’s World Heritage bid

Herdy, the iconic Lake District sheep lovemark has joined a growing list of organisations to state their support for the Lake District World Heritage bid, becoming the lead commercial collaboration partner and creating a unique ‘United by Herdy’ logo for the bid campaign.

Posted: 23 November 2015

Adventure and environment scheme tops 10,000 awards

The John Muir Award, a leading adventure and environment scheme has this week celebrated connecting 10,000 young people with wild places across Cumbria.

Posted: 17 November 2015

Extension to the National Park

Defra has today announced an extension will be made to the boundary of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, following a recommendation from Natural England.

Posted: 23 October 2015

From the Longest Letter to the Smallest Fell!

Pupils from schools in the Kendal area and visitors to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre have written the longest letter to the Lake District’s World Heritage bid team, to help them show the UNESCO judging panel why the national park is so special to them. The result is a giant reel of heartfelt messages expressing their love for the beautiful place they call home.

Posted: 22 October 2015

Archaeology in action secures future for Lake District sites

Thanks to the work of the Lake District Archaeology Volunteers Network, 24 historic sites across the Lake District have today been removed from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.

Posted: 20 October 2015

Making room for a view

The iconic views of Ullswater’s western shore are open to residents and visitors once more, thanks to a Valley Planning project to clear scrub and manage trees that were increasingly obscuring the view.

Posted: 14 October 2015

Fell Futures wins Park Protector Award - Campaign for National Parks news

Lake District National Park’s Fell Futures project to revive traditional rural skills wins annual Campaign for National Parks Park Protector Award.

Posted: 09 October 2015

Saddle up to join the Lake District on the road to World Heritage

The latest guided Sky Ride is set to take place on Sunday (4 Oct) featuring many of the special qualities that will be shared in the Lake District’s 2016 bid for World Heritage status.

Posted: 29 September 2015

China serves up a taste of the Lake District

The Lake District is set to be positioned as a must-see destination for more than 20,000 people across China

Posted: 25 September 2015

Annual Inspection of Stickle Tarn

Preparation for the ten yearly inspection of Stickle Tarn will begin week commencing 21 September.

Posted: 24 September 2015

New Lake District arts festival takes flight

A new international outdoor arts festival will take flight in Kendal and the Lake District next summer as the successor to Mintfest.

Posted: 24 September 2015

Ullswater community push the boat out to admire the view

It was all aboard the boat and bus this week as members of the Ullswater community came together to celebrate the latest access improvements to the iconic Lake District valley.

Posted: 21 September 2015