Friends of the Lake District

Friends of the Lake District

Charity information

Friends of the Lake District

Friends of the Lake District (FLD) was founded in 1934 with the main purpose of campaigning for the designation of the Lake District as a National Park. FLD is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, and has been continuing its work of landscape protection and conservation for nearly 70 years. In 1978 FLD became the official representatives of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in Cumbria and our work now extends to cover the whole County.

FLD has approximately 7,000 Members and affiliated societies, including Members from within the County, the rest of the UK and many overseas. Much of FLD's work involves close co-operation with other local organisations although liaison with national bodies is equally important. The issues on which the Friends campaign are many and varied but are predominantly concerned with the Landscape. In addition to campaigning work, FLD is prominent in providing financial and other support for positive environmental improvement schemes in rural areas and we also own and manage several areas of land around Cumbria. The Friends have nine permanent members of staff and five part-time Project Officers.

Founded 1934

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