Around 200 staff work for the Lake District National Park Authority. They include rangers who work in the community, advisers at our information centres, property teams, planners and archaeologists. Administrative staff and those working at our head office help provide the infrastructure and support vital to our care of the outdoors.
Two Directors and a Chief Executive form our Executive Board. They are based at our headquarters in Kendal.
We have members who represent the public interest. About two thirds are elected local politicians. They make decisions on our work at committee meetings, and represent the National Park on other groups locally, regionally and nationally. They are led by the Chairman.
We are also supported in our work by our volunteers.
Nearly all our work is achieved through partnerships with other organisations. Our strategic partnership is called the Lake District National Park Partnership.
You can find out more about how we see the future of the National Park in Vision for the National Park.
Britain's national parks are funded directly by Government grant from Defra (opens in new window). We receive no funding from council tax or other local taxes.
We get most of our money from the Government grant from Defra. About a third of our income comes from trading activities such as car parking, planning application fees and sales at Information Centres.
Office opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and Friday 9am - 4.45pm.
Lake District National Park Authority
Kendal LA9 7RL
Nearest railway station: Oxenholme - 0.66 miles, 15 minutes' walk or 3 minutes' taxi ride
Our offices will be closed from 4.45pm on 24 May 2013, reopening Tuesday 28 May 2013 at 9am.
Other facilities will be open. Please check the following pages for the opening times of:
Our LA9 7RL offices are in a business park in Kendal. The nearest lake is Windermere - please use the postcode LA23 1LJ or for a longer list including other lakes please look at: Postcodes for Sat Nav.
A Duty Planner is available 9.30 - 12.30pm Monday to Friday. Call 01539 724555 or in person at our head office in Kendal. This is a first come first served basis and no appointment is necessary. You can also email email@example.com
Please check in advance if you wish to contact a specific member of staff.
We want to provide high quality services at all times - please see What can you expect from us?. If you feel any aspect of our service has been at fault we want to know about it and investigate. A complaint can be any dissatisfaction you, or other members of the public, experience about the standard of a service we provide.
There are more details of our complaints policy and a complaints form in Complaints, comments and feedback.
Our Events section including links to other organisations.
Tel: 0845 272 0004
Please take a look at our Learning section.
If you have a technical problem with the online accommodation booking process please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 209 25555. Open 9am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm Sat and Sun.
Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window)
Tel: 015394 46601
Fax: 015394 43523
Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window)
Tel: 015394 41366
Fax: 015394 41833
We run three information centres. Click the links for more details:
For contact details and area maps, please look at our Rangers page.
Please contact Cumbria Constabulary (opens in new window)
For reporting byelaw issues or asking advice:
Tel: 0844 225 2922
If they are busy, please leave your message and a contact number and they will call you back.
Tel: 015394 32574
Tel: 017687 79771
Fax number 017687 79264
Tel: 01229 716061
Education Centre enquiries Tel: 017687 79601
National Park Authority office Tel: 017687 79633
Anyone can film on public land. More details in Filming and filming permissions page.