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Less than two weeks remain in which to nominate inspiring individuals, groups or projects for the 2016 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards. This is your chance to celebrate some of the fantastic volunteering that is happening in the Lake District.
Posted: 12 September 2016
From today (1 August 2016), visitors will be able to enjoy even more of the Lake District National Park, as its boundary grows by three per cent – that’s an extra 27 square miles. The new Lake District includes an area from Birkbeck Fells Common to Whinfell Common to the east and an area from Helsington Barrows to Sizergh Fell, an area north of Sizergh Castle and part of the Lyth Valley to the south.
Posted: 28 July 2016
To help with the extra wear and tear from hundreds of pairs of running feet during this weekend’s Lakeland 100 event, organisers will be donating £10,000 towards the much needed path repairs on the 100-mile route.
Posted: 27 July 2016
‘We’re ready for the summer’ is the message from the Lake District National Park as schools across the country break up and businesses in the park prepare themselves for the key visitor season. The Lake District was hit hard by last winter’s floods, but the National Park, together with businesses and communities, have worked hard to repair as much as possible in time to welcome visitors this summer.
Posted: 21 July 2016
Lake District festival goers are being given the chance to soar like a bird, scale a mountain and ripple across the top of a lake – within just three minutes, by experiencing Bird HIVE – a 360 degree virtual flight tour of the iconic Lake District at Kendal Calling and Lakes Alive.
Posted: 15 July 2016
As international attention focuses on the 100th anniversary of the bloodiest and longest battle in human history, the Lake District is presenting an extraordinary promenade performance dedicated to World War One aviation heroes.
Posted: 05 July 2016
The future of two of the country’s most significant historic copper mines in Coniston, Cumbria, is secure, thanks to a £450,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Posted: 24 May 2016