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The Countryside of Cumbria

Discover the countryside of Cumbria on your doorstep or on holiday



Places to go in The Lake District
Explore places to visit in the Lake District at the official park authority site.

Countryside Access - Cumbria Council
Access for all, route information and rights of way at the county councils website.

Landscape of Cumbria
Mountains & Fells, Forests, Lakes, Dales & Valleys, Natural Features and a lot more at Visit Cumbria.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Their Nature Reserves, the wildlife, campaigns and more...

Friends of the Lake District
Membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes...

Things to do in Cumbria
Loads of ideas of ways to enjoy the Cumbrian countryside at Visit England.

Geology of Furness & Cumbria
Presents a brief layman's guide to the geology of Cumbria...

Volunteering in the countryside
Learn about volunteering roles and vacancies throughout Cumbria.

Alston & Cumbrian North Pennines
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cumbria Accessible Countryside
Accessible green spaces, parks, nature reserves and more...

Cumbria's National Nature Reserves
Details of all Cumbrias NNRs with links to their web sites at

Carlisle Natural History Society
Promoting the appreciation, study and documentation of the wildlife and natural environment...

The Lake District Foundation
We help protect the Lake District and fund conservation, environmental and cultural heritage projects...

Sponsored Listings
Please get in touch to apply

Rural Retreats in Cumbria

Get back to nature in any one of more than 50 rural retreats with self catering accommodation to suit any number in the heart of one of England's most stunning and tranquil counties. Cottages, Barns, Apartments, Mansions and more with discounts of up to 20%.

Buttermere in Cumbria
Buttermere in Cumbria

Latest News

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  • Get outside safely 5th July 2020
    As government restrictions ease around Covid-19, it can be confusing to know what you can and can’t do outdoors and where you can now go safely.
  • Real hedge fund 2nd July 2020
    The Lake District Foundation has launched its Real Hedge Fund, with the aim of creating or reinstating 2.5 miles (4km) of new hedgerows in the Lake District.
  • Lifting spirits with music 29th June 2020
    Proactive members within a group of heritage attractions are staying in touch with prospective visitors and trying to lift spirits by launching their own CD.
  • Woodland insect hotels 26th June 2020
    Staff at The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse at Crook near Windermere have been seeking to entertain guests of a different kind during the coronavirus lockdown period with the introduction of insect ‘hotels’.
  • July’s Cumbria in shops from 26 June 16th June 2020
    Exploring the islands of Derwent Water in the July issue of Cumbria
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