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You can now use LD£s on all Stagecoach buses in Cumbria: Read here.

Over 350 local businesses use Lake District Pounds and more than 150 also hold the Passport Stamps. Explore who has them in your local area or across the whole Lake District. Collect stamps when you spend LD£s to win prizes!

Follow these steps to explore the unique communities of the Lake District, Collect Stamps, Earn Rewards and Win Prizes!

1. VISIT A LD£ EXCHANGE

You can get Lake District Pounds and Passports at Post Offices or Tourist Information Centres and other Exchange Points. Or buy them online here and have them delivered to your home or to your campsite, holiday cottage, hotel or B&B in the Lake District when you arrive.

Exchange LD£25 (or more!) to receive a 'FREE' LD£ Passport.

The LD£ Passport is a fun way to explore the local communities of the Lake District and discover special places that make our region so unique.

2. EXPLORE LOCAL BUSINESSES

There are over 350 local shops, cafes, restaurants and visitor attractions that welcome the LD£. More than half of these will stamp your Passport with a unique LD£ Stamp when you spend LD£s. 

Look out for special LD£ Window Stickers in places where you can get a unique Passport Stamp. If you look very closely at the Window Sticker you will see a hidden stamp icon to find out the stamp in the shop.

Can you see the hidden stamp icon in this Window Sticker...?

Where to Stamp your Passport

3. COLLECT STAMPS IN YOUR PASSPORT WHEN YOU SPEND LD£s

There are 35 different Passport Stamps to collect. Every LD£ shop with the special Passport Sticker can stamp your passport with one of the icons. The icons are grouped into 7 set with 5 icons in each set.
Collect any 5 different Stamps to win a special prize and be entered in to the Big Prize Draw
Collect any 15 different Stamps to win an even Bigger Prize and be entered a second time in to the Big Prize Draw.
Collect 35 different Stamps and be crowned Stamp King to win a Mega Prize and yet another entry into the Big Prize Draw.

How to win

4. Make it your own special Adventure.

Use our Special Map to find out the location of any Set of Icons you want to collect; Add them to your own 'My Trail' list next to the Map; generate a route to visit all the locations and off you go...

CREATE YOUR OWN TRAIL

THE LAKE DISTRICT POUND

GOT YOUR PASSPORT YET?

Get a LD£ Passport absolutely FREE when you change £25 (or more!) into Lake District Pounds.

Get Yours Here

WOULDN'T THE WORLD BE BORING WITHOUT BEAUTIFUL PLACES AND SMILING FACES...

... IF YOU FIND A PLACE THAT INSPIRES YOU, USE YOUR FREEDOM TO EXPLORE AND YOUR CREATIVITY TO MAKE IT YOURS.