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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

SOS - swim on safe

As open water swimming makes a big splash across the Lake District’s lakes, tarns and rivers the message is to keep the tantalising treat safe.

Posted: 17 August 2015

Lake District land specialist joins National Park

A Pooley Bridge land agent looking to put something back into his community has become the latest member to join the Lake District National Park.

Posted: 04 August 2015

£10k gift to fix a fell

One of the Lake District’s best loved but blighted fell paths has been given a £10,000 boost by a mystery benefactor.

Posted: 27 July 2015

10 brilliant things you can do in the Lake District during National Parks Week

National Parks Week 2015 is a celebration of everything that is special and unique about Britain’s breathing spaces. This year, it takes place from Monday 27 July to Sunday 2 August.

Posted: 17 July 2015

Lakes golfing inspiration

Brockhole's new mini golf course was designed by Cumbrian school children, inspired by the Lake District landscape and characters.

Posted: 14 July 2015