Catbells above Derwentwater through trees and mist copyright Helen Reynolds

Ash dieback

Woodlands remain open for enjoyment

The outbreak Chalara Fraxinea – more commonly known as ash dieback – represents a major challenge to the management of our woodlands in the Lake District National Park. We have important ash woodlands as well as significant numbers of individual ash trees in our farmed landscapes.

We are working closely with the Forestry Commission and other organisations to respond to any local incidents that may develop and will take any action needed to manage ash dieback and protect ash trees and woodlands in the national park.

Currently people should continue to visit the national park and enjoy our woodlands while being aware of the need to behave and act responsibly.

Useful links

Advice to people using our woodlands can change quickly. Please look at the following websites for the best information: