About us

Hello, we’re the Lake District National Park Authority, we’ve been here for nearly 70 years to make sure the Lake District is as beautiful today as it has been for centuries and will be for future generations.

“The loveliest spot that man hath found” – William Wordsworth

We do this is many different ways; we support our world class visitor experience, and are even part of it with Coniston Boating Centre, Brockhole on Windermere, and our three information centres. We also work as part of The Lake District National Park Partnership, bringing organisations from all sectors together to secure the future of the National Park, including topics such as communities, heritage and climate change. We’re also proud to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, find out what that means for your national park.

Shop with us and make a difference

Buying from us means you have two things to smile about, not only do we stock a variety of high quality, locally produced items that you’ll love, you’ll also have the knowledge that every penny you spend with us goes straight back in to your Lake District National Park. Whether it’s fixing footpaths or developing climate solutions you are part of protecting and enhancing this beautiful place!

We’re delighted that you can now receive a little bit of the Lake District direct to your door. And remember, next time you’re in the Lakes, call in to Coniston Boating Centre, Brockhole on Windermere, or one of our information centres to get the best out of your Lakeland experience.

“The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.” -Alfred Wainwright