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sitting on a picnic blanket is  David Bliss, Lowther Castle, Dylan Jackman, Ranger with Lake District National Park, Tim Clarke, Friends of the Ullswater Way, Suzy Hankin, Area Ranger with Lake District National Park and Anne Clarke, Friends of the Ullswater Way.

Go loopy at Lowther thanks to new walking route

A new walking route, which forms part of the iconic Ullswater Way has recently been launched.

Posted: 12 July 2019

Businesses gather for the second anniversary of World Heritage Site status

Anniversary event marks World Heritage success

Today (9 July) marks two years since the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. At a special anniversary event businesses, organisations and community representatives gathered to take stock of what this has meant for them and to get advice and inspiration on how to harness the benefits of operating in a World Heritage Site.

Posted: 09 July 2019

Lake DIstrict NAtional PArk Ranger putting the final touches to the new gates at Helsington

Partnership project opens the gates to Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar

The Lake District National Park Authority has improved a much-loved walking spot at Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, thanks to a generous boost from the Ramblers.

Posted: 04 July 2019

Planning Editor Richard Garlick with the Lake District National Park’s Paula Allan, Rob Allison, Laura Ross and Hanna Latty  with the two planning awards

Lake District National Park scoops prestigious double planning award

The Lake District National Park’s Local Plan Consultation recently won two hotly contested awards at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) building in London.

Posted: 12 June 2019

Farming Officer

New Lake District National Park Farming Officer has seen and 'herd' it all first hand

The National Park’s newly appointed dedicated farming officer has been farming in Cumbria for the past 10 years. Andrea Meanwell is truly passionate about the Lake District and championing the importance of the future of farming in the area.

Posted: 06 June 2019

Lake District National Park Volunteers help fix a wall

Love the Lake District? Why not join our volunteering team?

It’s Volunteers’ Week (1 - 7 June) and the Lake District National Park is on the lookout for people who love the Lake District and want to play a central role in caring for and protecting this special UNESCO World Heritage site.

Posted: 03 June 2019

Lake Rangers on Windermere in the patrol boat.

Lake Ranger summer safety season sets sail

The Lake District National Park’s Lake Ranger team is geared up for another successful season, keeping people safe on and in the water and will be at this weekend’s Windermere Boat Show to offer advice and guidance.

Posted: 14 May 2019