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Latest news from across the National Park

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

Eskdale residents celebrate completion of new trails

The Boot Riverside Action Group (BRAG) teamed up with the Lake District National Park, other public bodies, organisations and businesses to find funding for major improvements to around four kilometres of beautiful trails in Eskdale.

Posted: 10 July 2015

New volunteer roles at Brockhole

We're looking for new volunteer wayfinders to help us promote Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre in Windermere.

Posted: 10 July 2015

Response to the National Grid consultation: North West Coast Connections

We are disappointed with the announcement by National Grid, which is contrary to our favoured route for the new electrical connection across Cumbria.

Posted: 18 June 2015

Penrith children celebrate the John Muir Award challenge

A group of 10 home-educated children from the Penrith area each received a John Muir Award on Friday (5 June) from Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border.

Posted: 09 June 2015

Action force saluted

As the spotlight turns on the country’s vast volunteer action force local heroes who help keep the area special are saluted.

Posted: 27 May 2015

Growing volunteers at Brockhole

After running two successful open days in March, Brockhole is looking to continue the expansion of its pool of dedicated volunteers whose role is to improve the visitor experience and support the centre’s extensive events programme.

Posted: 26 May 2015

Lake District launches World Heritage plan

The Lake District’s quest for World Heritage status was launched this week when 25 of the area’s leading organisations formally endorsed the Lake District’s Nomination.

Posted: 19 May 2015

Car cutting drive accelerates

Park and ride with a difference sees an innovative concept set to cut car travel in the Lake District.

Posted: 19 May 2015

Top tourist award for Brockhole

With Easter beckoning and a raft of activities on offer, Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere, is celebrating achieving VisitEngland endorsement in their Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme.

Posted: 30 March 2015

International businessman becomes new Park Member

Dr Steve Curl has been appointed by Environment Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss to serve on the Lake District National Park Authority for the next four years.

Posted: 26 March 2015

Car-free - just the ticket

Green travel supporters practised what they preached in a 1,000-mile car-free epic Lake District journey.

Posted: 19 March 2015

Volunteers sought for Brockhole

Lake District lovers are being urged to come forward and share their passion for the national park with visitors at Brockhole as it seeks to expand its pool of dedicated ‘ambassadors’.

Posted: 04 March 2015