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Lake District Foundation

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The Lake District foundation are a charity raising funds to protect and care for this spectacular place, today and for future generations. They have set up a green Instagram trail around the Lake District, offering the best selfie spots that are accessible by sustainable transport.


Feel like you’ve captured the perfect shot? Tag @lakesdistrictfoundation using the hashtag #visitgiveprotect to be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize. There are new prizes every season meaning it’s never too late to get snapping.


The map consists of some of the best scenery from islands to mountains there is something for everyone. Each spot is within easy reach of sustainable transportation. A day trip to the Lake District on the train to Windermere will leave you just a 20 Minute walk to one of our own personal favourite views #12 Orrest Head.

Take a look below to see what the Lake District Foundation do & how they are consistently improving our beautiful National Park.

Ullswater Way 1. Ullswater Way
Aira Force 2. Aira Force, Ullswater
Buttermere 3. The Lake, Buttermere
Ashness Bridge, Keswick 4. Ashness Bridge
Tarn Hows 5. Tarn Hows
National Trust Image - Chirs Lacey 6. Bowder Stone, Borrowdale
Honister Pass 7. Honister Pass
Catbells 8. Catbells, Keswick
High Dam 9. High Dam, Newby Bridge
Little Langdale 10. Langdales - Stickle Tarn
Glebe 11. Bowness-on-Windermere, Glebe
Orrest Head 12. Orrest Head, Windermere
Rydal Caves 13. Rydal Cave, Rydal Water, Ambleside
Kentmere 14. Kentmere Valley
Peel Island 15. Peel Island, Coniston
St Bees 16. St Bees Cliffs
Birdoswald 17. Hadrian's Wall - Birdoswald
Peel Island 18. Piel Island, Barrow-In-Furness

The Lake District Foundation

The Lake District Foundation's vision is that the Lake District will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, and a place where a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities come together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage.

To date, the Lake District Foundation has generated more than £2.5million for local conservation projects through its innovative Visitor Giving schemes.

Have a look at some of the previous projects the LDF have carried to make sure those Instagramable spots remain so specal.

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Ashness Bridge, Keswick

Following the floods in December 2015, the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path suffered serious damage: Two of the old railway bridges that crossed the River Greta and around 200 metres of the path surface were washed away; and Rawsome Bridge was left at risk of collapse. A recent six-month fundraising campaign to raise funds for the reconnection of the route is now complete, with more than £130,000 raised for the project, thanks to kind donors like you.

Hadrian's Wall - Birdoswald

From 2015 – 2018 the Lake District Foundation hosted a website called “Adopt a Stone” where donors could leave a message on a virtual stone along Hadrian’s Wall in exchange for a one-off or recurring donation. Funds raised were distributed to projects that delivered or complemented the objectives of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Status and Trail management plans.

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Langdales

Langdales - Stickle Tarn

The National Trust’s teams of path workers is an experienced and highly skilled workforce, helping to prevent erosion scars from blighting the fells as thousands of pairs of walking boots tread the pathways to our summits every year. Donations to the LDF help to build sustainable paths and also help the surrounding natural landscape to recover. The Langdales is one of many places where this crucial work has been carried out, with high profile supporters including mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington.

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