Latest News

Read the latest press releases from the Lake District National Park. You can also see our:

latest news

Media statements and responses

News archive back to 2014

Subscribe to our news RSS feed

Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Aerial view of Windermere

New partnership aims to boost the beauty of Windermere

An innovative new partnership approach to fund critical nature restoration projects has been launched to help improve the water quality of England’s largest lake, Windermere.

Posted: 02 November 2022

The white house at Brockhole Visitor Centre

The iconic white house at the Lake District Visitor Centre is going green

This Great Big Green Week, the Lake District National Park Authority is highlighting how innovative technology installed at Lake District Visitor Centre will help save up to 50 tonnes of carbon annually.

Posted: 29 September 2022

Iconic Moot Hall in Keswick

Put a pin on the Lake District map to help shape new design code

What does Lake District design mean to you? From homes to shops and workplaces to public spaces, the National Park Authority wants to hear a range of views through its new app. The app makes it as easy as possible for you to have your say on the design of new homes, buildings, and amenities and tailor this vision for a design code specific to the Lake District.

Posted: 26 September 2022

Brockhole team on stage to receive award

Delight as Lake District National Park Visitor Centre scoops top award

The Lake District National Park Authority’s Visitor centre – Brockhole on Windermere – was last night awarded the prestigious Cumbria Life Readers’ Choice Awards in the best Large Tourist Attraction category.

Posted: 23 September 2022

recently built houses in Grasmere

Communities in the Lake District invited to shape the design of future buildings

The Lake District National Park Authority is one of 25 areas in England that has been successful in securing a place on the Government’s Design Code Pathfinder Programme

Posted: 01 September 2022

National Park logo

LDNPA in top 10 per cent of planning authorities issuing planning enforcement notices

Latest Government figures show the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) served more planning enforcement notices than any National Park Authority in England and is ranked joint 22nd of 322 local planning authorities nationally for the number of planning enforcement notices served.

Posted: 09 August 2022

A fix the fells work party briefil at Sail near Keswick with an upland path in view in the distance

Celebrating 15 years of dedicated Fix the Fells volunteers

Last weekend marked 15 years since the first Fix the Fells volunteers began to help look after paths on the high fells and what better way to celebrate than with the project’s prestigious win at the Park Protector Awards in London and an upbeat, celebratory work party on Sail near Keswick.

Posted: 20 July 2022