Consultation on Extensions to Lake District National Park

by David Murray on 11 December 2009

in Lake District NP, National Parks, Northern England

Natural England today announced that a consultation is being launched to consider extensions to the Lake District National Park. Two of the areas being examined are the Birkbeck Fells to Whinfell, and Helsington Barrows to Sizergh Fell and the Lyth Valley. A third area covers the Orton Fells which the proposal says will be considered with a view to joining either the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Further details on the Natural England site at:

Consultation announced for proposed extension to Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks
11 December 2009. Natural England today announced that it will launch a public consultation on four proposed extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The new areas lie between the two National Parks and the consultation will seek views on whether they have the qualities necessary to be in a National Park, whether they should be given National Park status, and where the boundaries should be drawn. …….

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