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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

A walker standing on the top of a fell looking out onto a snowy Lake District.

Lake District fans call for safe winter adventures

Hundreds of Lake District visitors have shared their winter walking tips and hiking hacks in a series of short films launched by the Lake District National Park Authority this week.

Posted: 11 January 2022


Apprentices join National Park team for dream job in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park Authority has recently recruited four new apprentices to join its ranger teams to help keep the Lake District special.

Posted: 07 December 2021