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2019

October  
Winter - Be Prepared  
Controversy over Path Restoration  
Buttermere Fell Care Day  
Buttermere Bridge Reopens  
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September  
'In Our Hands' Premiere  
Red Squirrel Campaign 2019  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
Remembering a Significant Event  
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August  
Lake District For Sale, Again  
Become a Fell Top Assessor  
Change to the Cumbria Way  
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July  
Great Landscapes Week 2019  
Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
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June  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
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May  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
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April  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
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February  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  

2018

December  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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November  
Glover Landscape Review  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal  
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October  
Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
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September  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
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• Controversy over Path Restoration

The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority over its decision to resurface the path.

The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) over its decision to resurface the path.  read more ...


• Buttermere Fell Care Day

The Friends of the Lake District have a variety of volunteering opportunities at their Buttermere Fell Care Day on Friday, 8th November. Why not get involved?

The Friends of the Lake District have a variety of volunteering opportunities at their Buttermere Fell Care Day on Friday, 8th November and now's the time to get yourself signed up for the activity that appeals to you.  read more ...


• Buttermere Bridge Reopens

Buttermere Dubbs Bridge had been closed for a number of years following damage. It has now been re-opened.

One of the Lake District's most popular walking routes has reopened thanks to a generous donation by a Friends of the Lake District member and the hard work of the Lake District National Park Authority.  read more ...


• 'In Our Hands' Premiere

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Friends of The Lake District they have commissioned a short film. You can join them at the premiere on 25th October.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a group of visionary conservationists recognised that the fragile beauty of the spectacular Lake District landscape, which had been the inspiration for poets and artists down the centuries, was under threat from the conflict between 'use and delight'.  read more ...


• Red Squirrel Campaign 2019

The Lake District Foundation are asking for your help in conserving the red squirrel population in the Lake District.

Red squirrels used to be common throughout the UK but the non-native grey squirrel which has spread across the UK since early introductions in the 1900s, devastating red squirrel populations in many areas so now there are few remaining populations left in England.  read more ...


• Pooley Bridge Replacement

From today the road bridge at Pooley Bridge will be closed to all traffic for a couple of weeks and after that to vehicles until Spring 2020.

As you may know Pooley Bridge, the bridge over the river Eamont in the eponymous village of Pooley Bridge at the north east end of Ullswater, was washed away during Storm Desmond in December 2015. The bridge was erected in 1764, replacing an earlier bridge from the 16th century and was a lovely thing to behold.  read more ...



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