A small beetle on a stone sign with the Lake District National Park logo on

Caring for our National Park

We and our partners are working towards making this place an inspirational example of sustainable development in action. We want its prosperous economy, world class visitor experiences and vibrant communities to come together in sustaining the spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage. This is our vision for the Lake District in 2030.

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We work in partnership

We are one of 25 organisations that make up the Lake District National Park Partnership. We have one shared vision of the National Park in 2030, and a Partnership Plan of how we will achieve it together.

A Lake District National Park Authority volunteer leads a guided walk to Lingmoor

We work with volunteers

Our volunteers are an invaluable part of our team. Our volunteers are out in the Park, surveying our paths and cycleways, joining conservation work parties, welcoming visitors and leading guided walks to people as their first step into visiting the Lake District.

And if you're 14-18 you can join our Young Rangers, you can even use your experience towards a Duke of Edinburgh award.

We work on projects

Some of our recent projects include:

  • Green recovery at Brockhole, creating new habitats and engaging schools and families with nature conservation.
  • Fix the Fells, a partnership project to repair and maintain over 400 miles of footpaths across the Lake District fells.
  • West Windermere Way, our plan is to create a new accessible trail from the southern tip of Windermere lake up to the ferry crossing, joining to the existing trail that continues to the north of the lake.
  • Sustainable transport options for summer, with shuttle buses, park and sail, and bike hire across the National Park.
  • Routes to Resilience, restoring and improving paths and bridges following storm damage.
  • Breasthigh Road, restoring a unsealed road and creating new areas of tree planting to reduce flood impacts.