News releases

Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Camping

National Park launch ‘pop up’ campsite guide

Ahead of this summer’s potential staycation boom, the Lake District National Park Authority has compiled an information pack and is hosting an online session for farmers and land managers on how to create a pop up campsite for this year’s visitors.

Posted: 18 February 2021

Andrea Meanwell

Free online funding workshops for Lake District farmers

A number of free online agri-environment information sessions are being held over the next few weeks for Lake District farmers and land managers to find out more about changes to funding.

Posted: 15 February 2021

Official Opening of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail with Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of Lake District National Park Mayor of Keswick Paul Titley and Holly and Monty from local schools

End of the line for construction as new Keswick to Threlkeld Railway trail is reopened

Exactly five years after Storm Desmond hit Cumbria and destroyed the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway trail, the new and improved route is being opened for the local community and visitors to enjoy.

Posted: 04 December 2020

Fell Top Assessors

Lake District Fell Top Assessors return

The Lake District National Park’s Fell Top Assessor team return today for the 2020 winter season. They might just have one of the most socially distanced roles in the UK. Long before this year’s coronavirus pandemic the Fell Top Assessors have been used to working in solitary conditions to keep walkers safe on the fells.

Posted: 30 November 2020

view inside the big tunnel

There’s light in the Keswick to Threlkeld tunnel as trail reopening date is confirmed

The lights in the Keswick to Threlkeld Trail tunnel have been connected ahead of news that the trail will officially be reopened to the community on 5 December, on the fifth anniversary of Storm Desmond.

Posted: 25 November 2020

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail - Lake District National Park

On the right track with Keswick to Threlkeld Railway trail

There’s now only weeks to go until the £7.9 million Keswick to Threlkeld trail is fully reopened for the first time since 2015 and, following input from the local community, new branding has been agreed for the popular route.

Posted: 06 November 2020

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