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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

Couple aboard an open top but looking out ofver a lake and boats on a beautiful spring day

Hop around the Park sustainably this Easter

As Easter weekend approaches, the Lake District National Park is encouraging people to think green about travelling to and around the Park.

Posted: 16 April 2019

people enjoying a National Park volunteer-led guided walk in beautiful Ullswater

Lake District volunteers lead the way this spring

A team of more than 70 dedicated volunteers are all set to inspire more than 2,000 people this year with their passion for the Lake District World Heritage site through a varied selection of walks. This Sunday (31 March) sees the start of the 2019 volunteer-led guided walks season in the Lake District.

Posted: 26 March 2019

Volunteer Annie Wallen with (l-r) Husband James, Mike Jones from Bampton Trust, Jim Campbell from the Parish Council, Jan Darrall from Friends of the Lake District and Lake District National Park area ranger, Suzy Hankin at the newly completed path at Bampton

Community improves access at new Bampton path

Ahead of Disabled Access Day on Saturday, Lake District National Park volunteer and wheelchair user Annie Wallen this week visited a new path in Bampton to road test the work.

Posted: 13 March 2019