Say hello to the Lake District Pound!

Did you know the Lake District now has its own currency and you can get yours from the Windermere Tourist Information Centre and use it to book your Mountain Goat Tour? 
It’s a fun way of exploring the area and helping our local communities!


How does the LD£ work?

The LD£ is a local currency which you can swap one-for-one with Sterling and spend in local businesses. This means every time you use your LD£ you are supporting independent, unique businesses which help keep our area special.
There are over 220 businesses involved across the Lakes, with more joining the community all the time - that means lots of opportunities to have fun using the LD£ to explore attractions, cafes, restaurants, pubs, campsites and more!
Look out for the LD£ symbol in the window and go to for a full list of participating businesses.


Where can I get them?

You can swap your Sterling for the beautiful LD£ at our Windermere Tourist Information Centre, as well as at Windermere Post Office.
A full list of exchange points is available at

Have fun on the LD£ Passport Trail


You can get your very own LD£ Passport and collect unique stamps from the businesses you visit to show just how much you love them.
Look out for the special LD£ Passport stickers in the windows of participating businesses and why not come and pick up your first stamp at Windermere Tourist Information Centre!


Can I swap my LD£ back if I don’t want to keep them?

Yes! It’s easy to swap back your LD£ at one of the exchange points.
The LD£ are valid for a year until the end of January. However, new currency with new designs are going to be launched in December so you can swap your old LD£ for new ones if you like.

What happens if I keep my LD£?

Every LD£ you keep as memento of your time in the Lake District helps create proceeds which are put towards funding two local charities; the Cumbria Community Foundation and the Lake District Foundation. It’s a fun way to give back and help look after our people and places!

Where can I find out more?

For more information go to You can also keep up to date with the news about the LD£ at:
Twitter: @lakespound
Facebook: @lakedistrictpound
Instagram: @lakedistrictpound