LDNP - Southern Boundary Extension

update by Nick Gamble, 24 February 2021

Lake District National Park Southern Boundary Extension Area
LDNP Southern Boundary Extension Area

Friends of the Lake District has submitted a formal request to extend the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park to Natural England (NE) for its consideration; Natural England is the government agency with the statutory powers to create a National Park or vary its boundary.

The extension proposed would incorporate an area of outstanding landscape in the south of Cumbria, its land and its estuaries, increasing the size of the Lake District by 155 km2 increasing its overall area by approximately 6%.

Lake District National Park Southern Boundary Extension Area South Copeland
LDNP Extension in South Copeland

It incorporates the area between Silecroft and Grange-over-Sands, the Millom Without, Furness and Cartmel peninsulas and the majestic estuaries of the Duddon, Leven and Kent rivers, all three of which rise in and traverse the Lake District.

Full details of the proposal can be found at the link below and a number of factsheets with specific information are available to download.

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