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Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Portrait of Wes Hunter the Lake District National Park's newest Fell Top Assessor

Top job for Wes as new Helvellyn Assessor

Wes Hunter has been announced as the Lake District’s newest Fell Top Assessor. Wes was brought up in the area, attended school in Keswick and considers the Northern fells to be his old stomping ground. He’s super excited to be back in the area and taking up his new role with the National Park.

Posted: 02 October 2019

A view of teh new Windermere Jetty Museum taken from WIndermere with eth sjy in the background

Iconic Lakes development wins prestigious planning award

A new museum has recently received a prestigious excellence in planning award at the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards.

Posted: 25 September 2019

Fell Top Assessor Zac Poulton on Helvellyn with Red Tarn in the background

The ‘best’ job in the Lake District is up for grabs

The Lake District National Park is currently recruiting for a new Fell Top Assessor to join its expert team. Applications are being invited from mountain professionals who want to provide first-hand, boots on the ground weather updates and safety advice for fell-walkers during the winter months.

Posted: 12 August 2019

Young Ranger Tom Blackburn with other volunteers clearing drains on the paths up to Blencathra

World Ranger Day call for next generation of Lake District rangers

On World Ranger Day (31July) we’re looking for young rangers to conserve and protect our stunning Lake District landscape.

Posted: 31 July 2019

Plastic Waste in Buttermere.

Help play your part this Lake District Summer

As the weather warms and school holidays begin, the Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to play their part in helping look after the national park and internationally-recognised World Heritage Site.

Posted: 25 July 2019

runners on the Ullswater Way

Popular Ullswater route has been improved thanks to generous £7K donation

Much needed path repairs along the Ullswater Way at Watermillock Church have recently been completed thanks to a generous £7,000 donation from the organisers of the Montane Lakeland 100 event.

Posted: 15 July 2019

sitting on a picnic blanket is  David Bliss, Lowther Castle, Dylan Jackman, Ranger with Lake District National Park, Tim Clarke, Friends of the Ullswater Way, Suzy Hankin, Area Ranger with Lake District National Park and Anne Clarke, Friends of the Ullswater Way.

Go loopy at Lowther thanks to new walking route

A new walking route, which forms part of the iconic Ullswater Way has recently been launched.

Posted: 12 July 2019

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