The Lakes appeal
Help to look after the landscape, culture and wildlife of the Lakes, so people can find freedom, fresh air and the enriching experience of nature here forever.
How the appeal adds up
- After the Great War 14 summits were given in memory of the fallen
- Thanks to donations and legacies we now care for over 20% of the National Park
- We need your help to raise £1million each year to look after the Lakes
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 The Lakes appeal
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" Upon this mountain summit we are met today to dedicate this space of hills to freedom."
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.