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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

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Scenic shuttle buses return for summer season

The Lake District National Park Authority is working with partners to launch two low-cost shuttle buses for summer.

Posted: 11 May 2023

New Chair for Lake District National Park Partnership

Dr Celia Caulcott has been appointed as the new Chair to lead the Lake District National Park Partnership. The Partnership is currently made up of 20 organisations from the public, private and charity sectors who work together to deliver the positive management of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site.

Posted: 27 April 2023

Put a spring in your step with a free volunteer-led guided walk

The ever-popular Lake District National Park Authority free volunteer-led guided walks have launched for 2023, just in time for the spring holidays. There is a wide variety of easy to medium level walks available, all in small groups of up to 20 people, and led by welcoming and cheery volunteers.

Posted: 06 April 2023

Developing a Design Code for the Lake District

The National Park Authority is asking local people, visitors and industry experts to help develop a design code for the Lake District in a consultation that starts today and will run until 15 May.

Posted: 03 April 2023

New route makes it easier to enjoy the scenic west shore of Windermere

The first section of a brand-new £1.45 million multi-user trail that will go along the western shore of Windermere between Newby Bridge and the YMCA at Lakeside opens today in time for the spring holidays.

Posted: 31 March 2023

Lake District car park to be removed to protect special landscape

The Lake District National Park Authority works hard to ensure planning rules are followed and the special qualities of its spectacular landscape are safeguarded. As part of this work, it has been ruled that a car park at Low Grassings near Coniston must be removed.

Posted: 27 March 2023