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farmer Tom Dutson of Rosgill Hall Farm with a Dales’ pony. These play an important role in managing traditional hay meadows through muck spreading, harrowing and rolling. By using ponies, they are reducing carbon emissions and soil compaction, and playing a part in keeping alive the heritage of working with ponies and horses.

One hundred farming projects in the Lake District have benefited from funding

The Defra-created Farming in Protected Landscapes programme has supported 1637 hectares of land for regenerative farming in the Lake District in its first two years.

Posted: 28 June 2023

Lake Distrcit National Park AUthority Head office door with sign saying Wayfaring House

Lake District is top National Park for planning enforcement action for second year running

Government figures have shown the Lake District National Park Authority took more planning enforcement action than any other English national park for the second year running.

Posted: 27 June 2023

swimmer floating on her back with bright cap and  tow float for visibility

Water way to enjoy the Lake District safely this summer

The Lake District National Park Authority has issued a warning for people to think safety first when around water during this hot spell of weather.

Posted: 16 June 2023

two children standing behind bunting that spells out Eskdale Trail

Excitement as Eskdale Trail is improved

The Lake District National Park Authority has completed works to improve the 8.5-mile Eskdale Trail, which runs from Dalegarth to Ravenglass thanks to an overall package of around £2 million of funding.

Posted: 16 June 2023

bus in wasdale

Scenic shuttle buses return for summer season

The Lake District National Park Authority is working with partners to launch two low-cost shuttle buses for summer.

Posted: 11 May 2023

New Chair for Lake District National Park Partnership

Dr Celia Caulcott has been appointed as the new Chair to lead the Lake District National Park Partnership. The Partnership is currently made up of 20 organisations from the public, private and charity sectors who work together to deliver the positive management of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site.

Posted: 27 April 2023

Put a spring in your step with a free volunteer-led guided walk

The ever-popular Lake District National Park Authority free volunteer-led guided walks have launched for 2023, just in time for the spring holidays. There is a wide variety of easy to medium level walks available, all in small groups of up to 20 people, and led by welcoming and cheery volunteers.

Posted: 06 April 2023