A woman sitting at Orrest Head during the sunset

Important notice -

Some Lake District car parks will open from Sat 16 May. It's important we avoid hotspots developing for the safety of locals and visitors. For now, we're asking people not to rush back to the Lake District. Check

Family fun and adventure in the heart of the English Lake District


Our work

Four National Trust Rangers in the Lake District

How we're taking care of this special place 

See how our team of rangers work hard to look after vast amounts of diverse Lake District landscape.

Volunteers at Ambleside Roman Fort

Romans by the Rivers 

Built on the shores of Lake Windermere when Cumbria was a land of mountainous warfare, today it's a beautiful spot, steeped in history and perfect for a picnic by the lakeshore.