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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

Rydal Pelter Bridge car park closed

Be a good egg this Easter - help keep the Lake District safe

Ahead of the Easter weekend, Lake District voices have come together to plead for people not to travel to the national park for a day trip or to visit holiday homes.

Posted: 07 April 2020

'Please don’t leave your home to come to ours' urge Lake District farmers

The Lake District National Park Authority along with Cumbria Police, the National Trust, NFU and Farmer Network are reminding people to remain at home during the Coronavirus pandemic and avoid walking through farm yards and near people’s homes.

Posted: 27 March 2020

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

National Park calls for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

The Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to avoid travel and remain at home in a plea to help protect its rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: 23 March 2020

Farmer and sheepdog outside a restored barn

Traditional Lake District barns saved from dereliction thanks to new grant

A Lake District barn in Longsleddale is amongst the first in the country to benefit from a pilot grant to sensitively repair the building for continued agricultural use and to preserve the appearance of the surrounding cultural landscape.

Posted: 13 March 2020

A ewe with two lambs

Take the lead in the Lake District this lambing season

As the first signs of spring are starting to show in the Lake District, it’s essential to keep dogs under control while out in the countryside as lambing season approaches.

Posted: 06 March 2020