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Latest news from across the Lake District National Park


Lake District marks first year as World Heritage Site

One year on from the momentous day in Krakow when the English Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the organisations behind the successful bid are celebrating the achievements to date and looking to the opportunities that lie ahead.

Posted: 09 July 2018

Drummers at the 2017 Lakes Alive.

Lakes Alive is back for 2018

The Lakes will again be Alive to the sights and sounds of this annual cultural extravaganza.

Posted: 26 June 2018

Local Plan event at Coniston Institute.

Final call to ‘Shape the Lakes’ in Local Plan Review

Residents and business owners have been having their say on new Lake District planning policies and site allocations in a bid to ‘Shape the Lakes’ in the Local Plan Review. A final call for feedback is now being made as a schedule of public drop-in sessions draws to a close on 29 June.

Posted: 18 June 2018

Great North Swim participant swimming in Lake Windermere in 2017.

Call for Great North Swim Volunteers

As thousands of swimmers from across the country are gearing up to take to waters of Windermere in this growing annual outdoor swimming event, a callout is being made for volunteer to join the fun.

Posted: 23 May 2018

Richard Leafe and Gordon Aylmore Bowness Post Office LD pound.

Special delivery for Bowness Post Office with first Lake District Pound purchase

Lake District National Park Chief Executive, Richard Leafe, has spent his first Lake District Pounds at Bowness Post Office today to support local businesses taking part in the regional currency scheme.

Posted: 30 April 2018

Broadgate Orchard, a new affordable housing development at Grasmere.

Call to ‘Shape the Lakes’ as Local Plan Review gets underway

Residents, business owners and farmers across the Lake District are being urged to ‘Shape the Lakes’ and have their say on new planning policies at Local Plan drop-in consultation events being held across the National Park in May and June.

Posted: 30 April 2018

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