News releases

Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Couple aboard an open top but looking out ofver a lake and boats on a beautiful spring day

Hop around the Park sustainably this Easter

As Easter weekend approaches, the Lake District National Park is encouraging people to think green about travelling to and around the Park.

Posted: 16 April 2019

people enjoying a National Park volunteer-led guided walk in beautiful Ullswater

Lake District volunteers lead the way this spring

A team of more than 70 dedicated volunteers are all set to inspire more than 2,000 people this year with their passion for the Lake District World Heritage site through a varied selection of walks. This Sunday (31 March) sees the start of the 2019 volunteer-led guided walks season in the Lake District.

Posted: 26 March 2019

Volunteer Annie Wallen with (l-r) Husband James, Mike Jones from Bampton Trust, Jim Campbell from the Parish Council, Jan Darrall from Friends of the Lake District and Lake District National Park area ranger, Suzy Hankin at the newly completed path at Bampton

Community improves access at new Bampton path

Ahead of Disabled Access Day on Saturday, Lake District National Park volunteer and wheelchair user Annie Wallen this week visited a new path in Bampton to road test the work.

Posted: 13 March 2019

Community and Visitor Centre at Ennerdale Bridge

Public helps shape Lakes Local Plan

The Lake District National Park Authority is heralding the success of its 2018 draft Local Plan consultation resulting in significant changes to the way the development of new houses, businesses and visitor attractions will be managed within the park.

Posted: 28 February 2019

Dogs on a lead exploring the Lake District.

Countryside code call for Lake District dog owners

As more people are exploring the Lake District this week during half term, they are being asked to ensure that pet dogs are kept under control as the lambing season gets underway.

Posted: 20 February 2019

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

Tilberthwaite

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

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