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Current Campaigns

CARBON MONOXIDE AWARENESS

The Lake District and Cumbria is a haven for camping and boating, and it is great to get out into nature. But it’s important to know about Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and how to prevent it. According to the NHS, there are around 60 deaths from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales every […]

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Cleaner Lakes Campaign

At the Lake District foundation, we love our lakes, and we know you do to. They are a great source of beauty, recreation and cultural heritage but unfortunately, they are under threat from pollution, invasive species, and climate change. Let’s work together to care for our Lakes.

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LOVE YOUR LAKES

#LoveYourLakes why? The Lake District is known for its stunning mountains, fresh air and clean Lakes but we need your help to keep it that way. The Problem The Lake District has been welcoming visitors back after Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased which is fantastic news for all those enjoying this spectacular place. However, the sheer […]

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The Real Hedge Fund

Sadly over the last 70 years our hedgerows have become significantly reduced both in the length and in quality. Now seems a really excellent opportunity to engage and support farmers, landowners and communities to reinstate and improve their hedgerows. 

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Orrest Head

“Those few hours cast a spell that changed my life” – Wainwright. The view from Orrest Head is spectacular, but not everyone can get there to enjoy it because the top section of path is too steep and difficult. We want to create an alternative path to this special viewpoint suitable for people with limited […]

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Red Squirrel Campaign

#Savereds Why? Red squirrels: charming, charismatic, an icon of the Cumbrian landscape, immortalised through Beatrix Potter’s Squirrel Nutkin. Cumbria is the best county to see wild red squirrels in northern England. We know that 80% of red squirrel conservation effort is being carried out by volunteer groups across the north. Without this passion and commitment, […]

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The LDF Fund

The Lake District Foundation Fund provides grants to projects that care for the spectacular landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria. When you make a donation to the Lake District Foundation you are supporting high-impact evidence-based projects that are of urgent priority. Funding decisions are made by a grant-making panel. We […]

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Fix the Fells

Fix the Fells is a partnership programme between the Lake District National Park, National Trust, Natural England, Lake District Foundation, Friends of the Lake District and Cumbria County Council to repair erosion scars which have developed over the years, and to make sure that these scars are prevented in the future. The Lake District fells […]

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