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Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

It is two years since Storm Desmond hit the region, flooding thousands of homes and businesses. The floods caused extensive damage to the public rights of way network across the National Park, and Keswick Railway path suffered serious damage. Donate now to help repair this iconic and important multi-user path.

Raised: £110Goal: £300,000
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Latest News

Reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path – Fundraising Campaign is Live!

January 30, 2018 News 0 comments
Working with the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA), we are launching a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the reconnection of [....]

First grant of the year!

January 11, 2018 News 0 comments
Thanks to businesses across Cumbria that were busy fundraising last year, we were delighted to be able to make a grant of [....]

Public art's popping up across the Lakes. Six pieces have been commissioned for Lakes Ignite 2018 @LakesCulture to celebrate World Heritage Status. What do you think?

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Projects we've supported

Recently funded by the Lake District Foundation...

osprey
December 6, 2017 | Projects

Lake District Osprey Project

In 2001 ospreys made a momentous return to the Lake District, after being extinct in England for decades. The ospreys now return
Pete on Silverhowe
December 6, 2017 | Projects

Fix the Fells

Fix the Fells is a partnership programme between the Lake District National Park, National Trust, Natural England, Nurture Lakeland, Friends of the
December 6, 2017 | Projects

Red Squirrels Northern England

The red squirrel is our only native British squirrel but is at serious risk of extinction if population numbers continue to decline.
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