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I  the Lakes

Stand on the festival village and look south over Derwentwater, and the entire bowl of mountains that you can see belongs to you.

It’s yours to explore.

It’s held in trust for the nation, and looked after by the National Trust, a conservation charity whose founder was once the vicar in Keswick.

You might not think it, but Derwentwater was once a battleground between private landowners who wanted to keep walkers off their land and people who thought that inspiring landscapes should belong to everyone.

The National Trust came into being so that no-one could ever block access to the mountains again. 120 years later we’re still looking after special places, forever, for everyone.

We The Lakes. We bet you do too. Make a donation today to keep the Lake District special for years to come.


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