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Group bike photo in the Lake District

Bank a bike or bus adventure this August holiday weekend

As the last bank holiday of the summer approaches, the Lake District National Park Authority is encouraging people to take in a different view of the Lake District by travelling by bike or bus.

Posted: 23 August 2023

The official opening of teh West Windermere Way with a man on a bike, a lady and a man in a wheelchair smile at the camera holding a blue ribbon. There is a group of people looking on behind them

New route encourages car free visits to the west shore of Windermere

At a celebration event today (14 July) the Rt Hon Trudy Harrison MP officially opened the new £1.5 million West Windermere Way route.

Posted: 14 July 2023

Milo the dog who is a star of the Lake District's new dog poo campaign

New campaign aims to stop people getting barking mad

As summer gets into full swing, the Lake District National Park Authority is reminding visitors to take all litter home with them to protect the landscape they love. This year there’s been an increase in dog poo being left behind. To help raise awareness of this issue, the Lake District National Park Authority is launching a humorous Leave only pawprints campaign to remind people of this important message.

Posted: 04 July 2023

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