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Latest news from across the National Park

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

Cumbria floods update - 8 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

Cumbria floods update - 7 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

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