Please find below a number of links that you may find of interest:

Environmental

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) – the UK’s largest practical conservation charity.

Cumbrian Wildlife Trust –  devoted to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria

John Muir Trust  – The UK’s leading wild land conservation charity. They believe wild places are essential, and are dedicated to protecting and enhancing them for people and wildlife

Nurture Lakeland  – Inspiring people to care for Cumbria’s natural environment through responsible tourism and helping make the Cumbrian tourism industry sustainable by creating ways for businesses and individuals to donate to conservation

The Field Studies Council – environmental education charity helping people understand and be inspired by the natural world

Wild Ennerdale – A partnership of people and organisations with a vision for the Ennerdale Valley to become a wilder place for the benefit of people and nature

Green Guide to the UplandsProduced by the  British Mountaineering Council

Outdoor bodies

British Mountaineering Council – Working for climbers, hill walkers & mountaineers in England and Wales

Mountain Training Association -Related organisations sharing a common purpose: the provision of education and training in the leadership, instruction and coaching of climbing, walking and mountaineering activities in the UK

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) – The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside

John Muir Trust  – The UK’s leading wild land conservation charity. They believe wild places are essential, and are dedicated to protecting and enhancing them for people and wildlife

Nurture Lakeland  – Inspiring people to care for Cumbria’s natural environment through responsible tourism and helping make the Cumbrian tourism industry sustainable by creating ways for businesses and individuals to donate to conservation

Other recommended providers & sites

Rod Ireland Photography – Our ‘sister’ site where you can view and purchase from our collection of landscape images, as well as find details about courses/workshops and commissions.

Tale Trails – Tale Trails are local 1-2 hour family walks based around a fun story and a hand drawn map for kids – a great resource if you’re visiting the areas around Ullswater

Cumbria Heritage – Providing history education both outdoors and in the classroom as well as heritage site consultancy services

Lowther Castle and Gardens – A great visit to a castle and gardens undergoing a major restoration. A series of hands on educational activities are also running for children

Lake District & Walking

Hillwalking.org.uk – Website providing hillwalking related links, books and information on hillwalking in the UK

Lake District National Park  – Includes maps, photo galleries and information about this special corner of England

The Cumbria Directory – Another site with lots of useful Lake District information

The Lakeland Fells – Andrew Leaney’s site is probably the most comprehensive website resource available for checking out walking routes in the Lake District

Weather

Lake District Weatherline – Another mountain specific forecast, supported via the Lake District National Park Authority

MET office Mountain Weather – forecasts for the different mountain areas of the UK

The Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS) – Lake District mountain weather Forecast