News releases

Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park Chief Executive Richard Leafe and Jacquie Middleton from the Rural Payments Agency alongside some local youngsters who helped celebrate the completion of the Routes to Resilience Programme at Greenhead Gill Bridge in Grasmere.

Flood repair work success has connected key Lakes routes

In December 2015 Storm Desmond caused £10 million damage to public paths in the Lake District. Today local partners celebrated a significant milestone in the recovery.

Posted: 19 February 2019


National Park invites road users to have their say

Users of two popular rural roads in the central Lake District are being asked to share their experiences of the routes through new online surveys. This will give the National Park Authority the information and evidence it needs to propose any access changes when it is reviewed later this year.

Posted: 18 February 2019

Brockhole house with kitchen garden in the forefront

Sowing the seeds of community involvement at Brockhole

Plans to restore the historic kitchen garden at the Lake District National Park’s Visitor Centre, Brockhole, have recently been unveiled and volunteers are being encouraged to sign up to help along the way.

Posted: 06 February 2019

Family walking Ullswater Way

£5,000 donation makes it even easier to get on your way in Ullswater

The Lake District National Park is thrilled to receive a generous donation of almost £5,000 for essential path restoration work on the popular Ullswater Way.

Posted: 24 January 2019

Lake District National Park Area Ranger witH HF Holidays on the rebuilt Ghyll Brow bridge

Restored bridges reconnect popular Newlands Valley route

Two much-missed bridges in the Newlands Valley are back open, thanks to a vital cash donation from local businesses.

Posted: 08 January 2019

Vivienne Rees, Chair of Grasmere Village Society with David Switzer, LDNP area ranger for the Central and South East at Greehead Gill Bridge, Grasmere.

Early Christmas Present from National Park

Locals and visitors to Grasmere will be able to walk off that Christmas dinner by completing the circular walk to Alcock Tarn from the village for the first time since 2015.

Posted: 20 December 2018

Community enjoying Winter droving event

Rangers’ gift to local communities this Christmas

We’re all thinking of giving presents at this time of year and rangers from the Lake District National Park are no different. Grants of up to £2000 for each of the five areas within the National Park will be awarded to local projects over the next year, so communities are being asked to consider what they’d put on their Christmas wish list.

Posted: 13 December 2018

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