Welcome to the Friends of The Lake District website

We are Friends of the Lake District - the only charity wholly dedicated to protecting Cumbria's landscape for the future.

Latest New

 pylon in foreground coastal plain Final chance to have your say for the National Grid North West Coast Connections
National Grid's 'North West Coast Connections' public consultation into new electricity cables in Cumbria ends this Friday (28 November).
tree-planted-great-briery-wood-fell-care-day-th Forestry Minister to visit Grasmere Fell Care Day event
Our second mass-volunteering event of the year is at Grasmere on Wednesday (26 Nov) and Forestry Minister Dan Rogerson MP will be visiting.
Director vacancy - full or part time (0.8)
Do you have a strong commitment to the ethos of Friends of the Lake District, the protection, conservation and enhancement of the landscape of the Lake District and Cumbria? If so we want to hear from you.
pylon in foreground coastal plain Pylon Threat to the Lake District
Help us urge National Grid to avoid damage to the Lake District National Park by choosing an offshore route for its new powerlines Read more
White Moss Common Visitor Centre application turned down
We are very pleased that the Lake District National Park planning committee has refused an application for a visitor centre and café at White Moss Common near Grasmere today.
 2015-calendar-cover-th Our 2015 Calendar by Martin Lawrence
See stunning Lake District views all year round with our new 2015 calendar, with images by photographer Martin Lawrence. Envelope included.
 poles-coming-down-longsleddale-th Power lines and poles coming down in Longsleddale
Electricity North West removed 540 metres of overhead power lines and six electricity poles at Stockdale in Longsleddale this week.
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.
 martin holdgate th Sir Martin Holdgate – Our New President
Environmental scientist and international conservationist Sir Martin Holdgate, is our new President.

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

Wed 26 Nov Conservation Day Tree planting, Gillside Wood.

Wed 26 Nov Grasmere Fell Care Day For more info see our Fell Care Days page. There'll be lots of brilliant activites and tasks to get involved with. It's fun, it's friendly and there's the added benefit that your doing something great for our amazing uplands! Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your interest in getting involved.

Mon 8 Dec Conservation Day Walling, Mazonwath, Little Asby
Note: date changed from 3 December

Wed 10 Dec Conservation Day Tree planting, Gillside Wood

Sat 13 Dec Conservation Day General workparty, the Helm

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 2014 volunteer leaflet with conservation work party dates is online. See What's On for details.

pdf-iconDownload our 2014 Volunteer Leaflet

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

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