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Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

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Lake District National Park Authority announces financial plan to secure future

This week, Members of the National Park Authority agreed to open a consultation on proposals to make the financial savings required to secure future services and practical work across the National Park. Like many organisations and businesses, the National Park Authority has been financially impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a budget deficit of £1.2m for 2021/22.

Posted: 04 September 2020

Andrea Meanwell and a farmer with sheep.

New Land Management scheme test has landed in the Lake District

A new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) that will replace current farming schemes is being tested in the Lake District.

Posted: 20 August 2020

Katie, age 11, from Cockermouth gave this weekend’s Brockhole experience a resounding thumbs up.

Thumbs up for Brockhole reopening

The weather couldn’t dampen the excitement as the Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole on Windermere, reopened on Saturday following the lockdown.

Posted: 06 July 2020

Landscape view over Ullswater in the English Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site leads the way on sustainable development and creates value for local communities

Published today (25 June 2020) by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, new research shows UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.

Posted: 25 June 2020

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Lake District Chairman announced as new National Parks England Chair

Mike McKinley, Chair of the Lake District National Park Authority, has this week been announced as the new Chair of National Parks England, the organisation representing all ten English National Parks.

Posted: 16 June 2020

Photo by Cubby Constriction of the ‘Big Tunnel’ which has recently been cleared as part of the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.

Light at the end of the tunnel in Keswick to Threlkeld Reconnection Project

Work is progressing well on the £7.9 million Lake District National Park Authority led project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.

Posted: 12 June 2020


Lake District communities are banking on you to stay at home this holiday weekend

Cumbria has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK and ignoring the government’s stay at home guidance this bank holiday weekend will cost lives. This stark warning comes from the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria Police and Cumbria County Council as they report an increase in the number of people travelling to and around the National Park.

Posted: 06 May 2020

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