Full steam ahead for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path as funding is announced

Press release  5 December 2018 A £7.9 million funding package has been agreed to allow work to start on the final phase of reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld multi user trail which was severely damaged in Storm Desmond three years ago to the day (5 December). Today is an important milestone in this complex project […]

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Our record-breaking ambassador Sean Conway offers a rare glimpse into his worldwide adventures

From a record-breaking cycle across Europe, to three separate adventures running, sailing and swimming the length of Great Britain, our ambassador Sean Conway is set to reveal more about his escapades to members of the public in the new year. The Cumbrian-based action man has spent his life taking motivation from conquering seemingly impossible challenges […]

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Lake District Foundation welcomes new ambassador

The Lake District Foundation is delighted to welcome its newest ambassador: Dr Kate Rawles. Kate is passionate about using adventurous journeys to raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. She has recently returned from The Life Cycle: Colombia to Cape Horn by bamboo bike, exploring biodiversity loss. A former lecturer in environmental […]

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Managing the biodiversity of the Lake District National Park

The Lake District Foundation has awarded a grant of £4,500 to the Cumbria Local Nature Partnership, enabling them to lead the development of a clear, strategic approach for managing the biodiversity of the Lake District National Park. Local Nature Partnerships have been established to drive positive change in the local natural environment.  This funding will […]

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Helping to save Helvellyn’s vulnerable arctic alpine flora

The Lake District Foundation has awarded a grant of over £2,600 to the John Muir Trust, which last year took over responsibility for the management of a large part of the iconic Lake District mountain, Helvellyn.  The money will fund a new project aiming to increase the populations of threatened arctic-alpine species found on the […]

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Lake District Foundation launches regular giving appeal

Lake District Foundation launches regular giving appeal The Lake District Foundation (LDF) has launched a new campaign to boost the number of people who give to the charity on a regular basis. By donating as little as £2.50 per month, those who sign up to become a regular supporter will directly contribute to funding vital […]

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