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Landscape view over Ullswater in the English Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site leads the way on sustainable development and creates value for local communities

Published today (25 June 2020) by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, new research shows UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.

Posted: 25 June 2020

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Lake District Chairman announced as new National Parks England Chair

Mike McKinley, Chair of the Lake District National Park Authority, has this week been announced as the new Chair of National Parks England, the organisation representing all ten English National Parks.

Posted: 16 June 2020

Photo by Cubby Constriction of the ‘Big Tunnel’ which has recently been cleared as part of the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.

Light at the end of the tunnel in Keswick to Threlkeld Reconnection Project

Work is progressing well on the £7.9 million Lake District National Park Authority led project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.

Posted: 12 June 2020

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Lake District communities are banking on you to stay at home this holiday weekend

Cumbria has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK and ignoring the government’s stay at home guidance this bank holiday weekend will cost lives. This stark warning comes from the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria Police and Cumbria County Council as they report an increase in the number of people travelling to and around the National Park.

Posted: 06 May 2020

Rydal Pelter Bridge car park closed

Be a good egg this Easter - help keep the Lake District safe

Ahead of the Easter weekend, Lake District voices have come together to plead for people not to travel to the national park for a day trip or to visit holiday homes.

Posted: 07 April 2020

'Please don’t leave your home to come to ours' urge Lake District farmers

The Lake District National Park Authority along with Cumbria Police, the National Trust, NFU and Farmer Network are reminding people to remain at home during the Coronavirus pandemic and avoid walking through farm yards and near people’s homes.

Posted: 27 March 2020

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

National Park calls for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

The Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to avoid travel and remain at home in a plea to help protect its rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: 23 March 2020