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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autmn leaves." John Muir

Celebrating Cumbria's Mountain Landscapes

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Get Involved. We are Friends of the Lake District - the only charity wholly dedicated to protecting Cumbria's landscape for the future.



Join us for our second mass-volunteering day of the year. With a huge range of practical tasks and learning activities (and of course, loads of cake) to suit all ages and levels of fitness, everyone can get involved. Our 'hub' for the day will be the Grasmere Village Hall.

For full details of the fantastic range of tasks, download this form:


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Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who joined us for our Coniston Fell Care Day. You really helped to make a difference. Here are a few statisitcs from what the fantastic group effort achieved:

·         163 volunteers ranging from 5 year primary school pupils right through to active retirees

·         14 practical conservation tasks and learning activities completed

·          42 bags of rubbish and 4 barrels collected

·         16km of paths on the high fells cleared and 10m of path repaired

·         around 30sq m of rhododendron bashed

·         30 oak trees planted and another 30 protected

·         15m of wall under repair

·         and over 400 pieces of cake eaten to fuel volunteers through the day!

·         96% of survey respondents enjoyed the Fell Care Day ‘quite a lot’ or ‘lots – it was excellent’ (31% and 65% respectively)

·         91% of respondents said they had learned ‘something’ or ‘lots’ (49% and 42% respectively)

·         80% ticked to say that they would do something different as a result.




We've got a packed programme of Leader's Landscape Training sessions for September, October and November. To see the full schedule of these hugely infomative, inspiring and interesting events click on the link below. To book your place on any of the sessions email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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Events 2014

Friends of the Lake District Fell Care Days bring together local communities, schools and volunteers from many different walks of life to understand and learn about the value and importance of our unique upland landscapes through taking part in practical action to protect them. And most importantly, there's always lots of cake to help fuel volunteers through their tasks!

Leader's Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen understanding of the variety and importance of Cumbria's upland ecology and to have a clearer understanding of some of the issues and pressures of outdoor users on our landscape, wildlife and habitats.

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pledge totals

Submissions: 59
Volunteers: 39
Donations: 21
Actions Pledged:
Food: 111
Carbon: 170
Land: 171
Water: 88
Other: 1
People involved: 128

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Murley Moss,
Oxenholme Road,
Kendal, Cumbria

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