Friends of the Lake District is a membership charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing the landscapes of the Lake District and Cumbria. These are some of the most spectacular and precious landscapes in England, yet they are under threat. For more than 80 years, through our work campaigning, educating and undertaking practical conservation such as planting trees, repairing paths and maintaining iconic dry stone walls and hedges, we have successfully protected and enhanced the Cumbrian landscapes. We continue to champion healthy and diverse landscapes that can be celebrated for their local distinctiveness and heritage and enjoyed by everyone.
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