Lake District appeal
This is a landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers, farms, fields and footpaths. Places which find a way into our hearts. We’re here, working to protect all that you care about now and for the future.
How the appeal adds up
- Our farmers look after the Trust’s 21,000 Herdwick sheep, a breed native to the Lake District
- Gifts and legacies help us look after 62,000 hectares of fields and fells
- Every year we spend around £500,000 on regular countryside conservation
Caring for the landscape
Year round and in all weathers, over 70 rangers help to look after the Lakes - from path repairs to litter picking.
Farms, fields and flowers
Gifts to this appeal help repair traditional buildings, plant hedges, and restore upland meadows
Repairing historic walls
Skilled local people, rangers and volunteers work continuously to maintain the dry-stone walls which snake across fells and define the landscape.
Donate to Lake District appeal
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" I work in the Lake District every day, but sitting here I still feel a spiritual sense of the universe and my place in it, surrounded by nature and a sublime beauty.’"
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.