News releases

Latest news from across the Lake District National Park


Lake District woodland to be part of Ancient Canopy to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Lake District National Park Authority is delighted a group of woodlands within the Rusland Valley have been chosen as part of a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands to be dedicated to The Queen in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.

Posted: 04 May 2022

Volunteer smiling next to a visitors car.

Lake District National Park Authority and partners are planning for an ‘eggs’cellent Easter

The Lake District National Park Authority and partners are gearing up for the Easter holidays and, through partnership working, are ‘hopping’ that visitors, communities and businesses are supported to help people get the most out of their time in the Lake District.

Posted: 07 April 2022

Lake District guided walks

Put a spring in your step with a free Lake District guided walk

Lake District National Park Authority volunteers are back this spring with a refreshed range of guided walks that offer something for everyone. Returning this weekend (2 April), the volunteer-led guided walks programme is now 57 years old and provides safe, informative access to the National Park for hundreds of visitors every year.

Posted: 29 March 2022

Breasthigh road

Planned improvements at Breasthigh Road welcomed by community groups

The Lake District National Park Authority is set to improve and enhance the landscape of a remote and popular multi-user route in the east of the National Park, thanks to a package of funding from the National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative (LEI).

Posted: 24 March 2022

Oli Barnes and Victoria Ireland at Brockhole.

New Lake District habitat conservation officers are up for green recovery challenge

The Lake District National Park Authority has recruited two new Habitat Restoration and Conservation Officers to deliver a wide range of environmental education at the Authority’s Visitor Centre, Brockhole and improve habitats within the grounds.

Posted: 03 March 2022

Two lambs with their mother.

Lake District gets set for spring

As the tentative first signs of spring are becoming visible in the valleys, the Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to take care around livestock.

Posted: 24 February 2022

Photo, courtesy of James Rebanks, shows Maria Benjamin of Nibthwaite Grange with wool which is being made into Lake District Tweed.

Lake District farming fund success – with more to come in 2022

Almost £600,000 has already been allocated in the Lake District as part of a national grants programme to help local farmers and landowners adapt for the future, become more resilient and deliver bigger and better outcomes for the environment, people and place.

Posted: 19 January 2022

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