Friends of the Lake District

Friends of the Lake District

Charity information

Friends of the Lake District

Friends of the Lake District is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the landscapes of the Lake District and Cumbria. We do this through practical conservation and volunteering; campaigning on issues such as erecting large pylons through the Lake District; championing upland hill farmers and much more. We also fund important works such as repairing flood damage in the wake of Storm Desmond. Founded in 1934, we have been working to protect the beauty of our landscapes for over 80 years.

Founded 1934

  • Mission statement

    Friends of the Lake District is an independent charity and the only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes. We believe that the Lake District offers some of the most spectacular and precious landscapes in England. We take action to protect and conserve the natural beauty of these landscapes for the benefit of visitors, local communities, wildlife and habitats.

    We work to secure a landscape that is:
    Beautiful, diverse, locally distinctive, tranquil and environmentally healthy;
    Conserved and enhanced;
    Accessible and enjoyed by all.

    We work to ensure that people:
    Are inspired by the beauty and diversity of the landscape;
    Have an understanding of how the landscape has been shaped;
    Care for and help look after the landscape, both for its own sake and for the benefits it brings to people’s lives.

  • Aims

    Friends of the Lake District aims to:

    • Secure a landscape that is: Beautiful, diverse, locally distinctive, tranquil and environmentally healthy; Conserved and enhanced; Accessible and enjoyed by all.
    • Ensure that people: Are inspired by the beauty and diversity of the landscape; Have an understanding of how the landscape has been shaped; Care for and help look after the landscape.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1934

    Registered Charity Number: 1100759

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 250

    Phone number: 015397 20788

    Address: Murley Moss LA9 7SS

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