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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
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
We are continuing to assess the impact of the flooding on the national park and at this time safety remains our leading priority. As part of the countywide recovery programme, our rangers are beginning to visit areas and log the damage caused to access across the park.
Posted: 08 December 2015
The weekend’s severe weather has had a significant impact on Cumbria and our thoughts are with all communities affected. We are part of a countywide flood recovery programme and we are currently helping to assess the impact on our communities. We will be working with partner organisations to set about tackling, what is certain to be, a lengthy and sustained recovery to restore our National Park.
Posted: 07 December 2015
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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