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Broadgate Orchard, a new affordable housing development at Grasmere.

Call to ‘Shape the Lakes’ as Local Plan Review gets underway

Residents, business owners and farmers across the Lake District are being urged to ‘Shape the Lakes’ and have their say on new planning policies at Local Plan drop-in consultation events being held across the National Park in May and June.

Posted: 30 April 2018

Photo shows left: LDNP Chief Executive, Richard Leafe middle: Hilda Gaddum right: Brockhole Manager, Sam Mason in front of the Brockhole House for The Gaddum restaurant open evening on Thursday 27 April 2018.

Brockhole’s Gaddum Restaurant opens on a fine spring evening

The Gaddum Restaurant, named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum, was officially opened yesterday evening by Mrs Hilda Gaddum, widow of Anthony Gaddum, William Gaddum’s third cousin once removed.

Posted: 27 April 2018

Driverless pod that will be demonstrated at Brockhole on Windermere this weekend.

Lake District looks to the future with ‘driverless’ vehicles

State-of-the-art self-driving vehicles are being considered as a sustainable transport alternative for the Lake District, with a driverless ‘pod’ being brought to Brockhole on Windermere this week to gain public feedback.

Posted: 23 April 2018

John Muir Award Manager for Cumbria, Graham Watson, celebrating the two-year contract renewal in the Lake District following the popularity of the conservation award.

Lake District secures environmental award scheme

More than 3,000 people will be able to connect with ‘wild spaces’ across the Lake District, thanks to the renewal of a partnership between the John Muir Trust and the National Park.

Posted: 19 April 2018

Brockhole house through the gardens

The Lake District National Park announces exciting plans to open a new restaurant in Brockhole House

The Lake District National Park announces exciting plans to open a new restaurant in Brockhole House – the striking white Arts and Crafts house gracefully overlooking Windermere set in stunning 30-acre grounds.

Posted: 16 April 2018


New Chair to lead Lake District Partnership

A new Chairperson has been appointed to join the Lake District National Park Partnership that led the Park to UNESCO World Heritage Site success.

Posted: 11 April 2018

2)	The Prince of Wales is joined by Lord Clark of Windermere at the installation in Crow Park, Keswick

Royal welcome at Lake District World Heritage celebration

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, visited the Lake District today (26 March) to unveil a special installation to commemorate the National Park’s UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription.

Posted: 22 March 2018