Friends of the Centre can claim 35% discount – please go to link for further details
Ever since its ‘discovery’ in the eighteenth century, the English Lake District has been identified as a unique landscape which deserves the highest level of protection. Established in 1934, Friends of the Lake District is one of the most influential conservation groups in England. It played a crucial role in the campaign for the Lake District to be designated as a national park during the 1930s and 1940s; its work to protect and increase knowledge of this area continues to the present day. Friends of the Lake District: the early years is the first detailed study of the inception of this organisation, and was commissioned to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of its foundation.