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Welcome to the Friends of The Lake District website

Latest News:

Help us fight Fencing Proposals at Thirlmere update
We are delighted that the Planning Inspectorate has called in the application by United Utilities for a 10km fence on the open fells above Thirlmere. The application will now go to public inquiry. Thank you to everyone that wrote in.

Job opportunity - Policy Officer
28 Hours a week - £29,120 0.8 part time, (£36400 fte) Permanent

Job opportunity - Temporary Communications Officer
28 hours per week, 9 months temporary maternity cover
£18,630 0.8 part time, (fte £23,288)
Lake District National Park Land Sales
Read our statement on the Lake District National Park's announcement this week of selling 8 areas of land, including Stickle Tarn
New grant scheme to help people discover and enjoy Cumbria
Landscape charity Friends of the Lake District and Natural England have just announced the new 'Discover Cumbria' grant scheme.
coniston-fcd-rhododendron-bashers-th Support needed to protect Cumbria's Fells
We are launching our 2015 'Fell Care Days'. We hope to run four Fell Care Days in 2015 - with your help.
hedgelaying th 2 Hedge laying competition brings results
Our 37th annual hedge laying competition took place at Grayrigg on Saturday, when 19 competitors laid 129m of hedge in the local Westmorland style.
Landscapes for everyone: creating a better future
We are attending the launch in Parliament today of CPRE's 'Landscapes for Everyone' vision where we will meet MPs and discuss the importance of Cumbria's landscape for both people and the natural environment.
bee-hotel Give a piece of the Lake District this year!
Our newest landscape gift is a Bee Hotel. Give a bee B&B to help wild flowers and plants. You can also help a haymeadow, plant a native tree, rebuild a dry stone wall, or repair an eroded footpath.
pylon in foreground coastal plain National Grid upgrade consultation ends
Read our response to National Grid's consultation here. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write to National Grid, and to donate to our campaign.
friends-ale-th Cheers! Happy 80th Birthday to us!
It's traditional to raise a glass to celebrate a birthday and we are doing it in style by celebrating our 80th Birthday with our very own Friends' Ale.
Government response on Geological Disposal published
The long awaited White Paper on "Implementing Geological Disposal" has just been published by the Government. Download it here. We will be looking at this closely before making any comment on it.

Blencathra
We are delighted that Eden District Council has registered Blencathra as a community asset. We very much hope that the mountain can be secured for the community via the Friends of Blencathra. Read more.

Upcoming Events

Tue 3 Mar Conservation Day Walling, the Helm

Fri 6 Mar  Conservation Day
Woodland work, Gillside Wood

Wed 11 Mar  Conservation Day
Walling, Mazonwath, Little Asby

Wed 18 Mar Conservation Day
General workparty, High Borrowdale

Wed 25 Mar Conservation Day
Woodland work, Hows Wood

For more events click here

If you would like to find out more about our activities or take part, please contact us, call 01539 720788 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our 2015 volunteer leaflet with conservation work party dates is online. See What's On for details.

pdf-iconDownload our 2015 Volunteer Leaflet

28 HOURS PER WEEK

£ 29,120 0.8 part time, (£36,400 fte)  Permanent

Windermere Debris Dive pulls a shipping container of rubbish from lake Windermere
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:36
 

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