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2019

October  
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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• Remembering a Significant Event

There are lots of opportunities to remember an event, be it a birth, a death, a wedding, a birthday, or just a happy memory and also help the Lake District.

The Lake District National Park maintain more than 3,100km of paths and bridleways. Millions of visitors, combined with our Cumbrian climate, means they are constantly carrying out improvements and maintenance. By making a donation today you can help us look after this spectacular place now and in the future.  read more ...


• Lake District For Sale, Again

We were alerted by one of our users that the National Park Authority seem intent on selling off 74.31 acres of mixed woodland and amenity land between Grasmere and Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District.

We were alerted by one of our users that the Lake District National Park Authority seem intent on selling off 74.31 acres (30.07 hectares) of mixed woodland and amenity land between Grasmere and Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District. People will long memories will remember that they first tried doing this early in 2015 which resulted in widespread protests.  read more ...


• Become a Fell Top Assessor

The "best" job in the Lake District is up for grabs

The Lake District National Park Authority is currently recruiting for a new Fell Top Assessor to join its expert team.  read more ...


• Change to the Cumbria Way

We were contacted last week by someone who had used our Cumbria Way guide and found that the way had been moved. We've been researching why.

A lot of people use our guide to the Cumbria Way when planning to walk this long distance path from Ulverston to Carlisle across the Lake District National Park and last week we got an email from Roger who'd walked it recently. He'd found our guide very helpful but wanted to report that the path had been diverted at Newbiggin about one mile north of Ulverston.  read more ...


• Great Landscapes Week 2019

The Friends of the Lake District have lots of events happening as part of Great Landscapes Week 2019 which starts on Saturday so book now.

The Friends of the Lake District have a week packed with activities and events for you for Great Landscapes Week 2019 which runs from Saturday, 3rd August to Friday, 9th August. This week-long series of events celebrate every aspect of our glorious landscapes with something for everyone whatever age or ability.  read more ...


• Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar

The Lake District National Park Authority has improved a much-loved walking spot at Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, thanks to a generous boost from the Ramblers.

The Lake District National Park Authority has improved a much-loved walking spot at Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, thanks to a generous boost from the Ramblers.  read more ...



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