Discover the Lake District

Make a donation

Donate towards the National Park, and help us in our work for as little as £10.

We maintain more than 3,100km of paths and bridleways. Millions of visitors, combined with our Cumbrian climate, means we are constantly carrying out improvements and maintenance. By making a donation today, you can help us look after this spectacular place now and in the future.

You can choose to support us by selecting a place, project or person you wish to sponsor or by making a one-off donation.

If you are donating in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special occasion, you can add a simple engraved plaque to a finger post, gate or bridge and choose whether to add a message to our memorial and celebration web page.

You can also make a donation to our volunteer-led events programme, if you wish to donate following a guided walk or event.

Thank you, your donation will mean that more people can enjoy exploring the National Park now and in years to come. If you have any questions, please email us at aspecialplace@lakedistrict.gov.uk or call us on 01539 724 555 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.45pm) and we'll be happy to help.

Places

Choose how to support us in an area of the Park that is close to your heart by sponsoring finger posts, gates and bridges.

How your money could help

  • £150 could sponsor a plain finger post (no plaque)
  • £250 could sponsor a finger post with a plaque
  • £600 could sponsor a gate
  • From £1,000 could sponsor a bridge.
Map of the Lake District National Park

Pick an area and choose what to sponsor

Or visit our map of the Lake District National Park

All items available for sponsorship

Browse our list of all items available for sponsorship.

Projects

Donate to a Lake District project.

People

You can donate towards the work of our Park Management team.

Frequently asked questions

For further information about sponsorship and donations, please view our frequently asked questions.