Trans Lakes Cumbria

The idea for Trans Lakes was first conceived in 2006, but we founded in 2009. Initially, a resource centre offered us the use of their venue one night a month for transgender gatherings. We have social and support nights in Barrow and Ulverston. For some trans females, preferences such as make up and clothing are often hidden from their partners, for fear of ridicule or rejection, and sometimes just plain indifference. In other cases, partners may feel fine about their partner's feminine attire at home, but not in public. Trans Lakes however welcomes the partners of trans people to our events, so that partners can themselves take that step into understanding the trans world in a real world setting. Trans males are underrepresented in our community, and the numbers of trans males using our service remains small. Please note that we accept all trans* identities here at Trans Lakes - male, female, non-binary/genderqueer, agender, transvestite and questioning. And whilst we are primarily aimed at trans people themselves, friends, family and trans allies are all warmly welcome at our events also.




In the south, we have a Monthly Walk with pub lunch, two Social Evenings and a Dining Club. We also have an annual Spring Walking Weekend in April.The social evenings are designed to enable trans people to meet and get to know one another, as well as to be out and about integrating with non-trans people in society as well. Subconsciously this enables less confident trans people to get used to being out, as well as having the security of being out with other, more experienced trans people.see website for more details.

Support For

  • Allies of trans and gender diverse people
  • Families of trans and gender diverse people
  • Trans and gender diverse Parents
  • Adult Non Binary
  • Parents of trans and gender diverse people
  • Partners of trans and gender diverse people
  • Trans and gender diverse men
  • Trans and gender diverse women
  • Variations in Sex Characteristics
  • Advocacy

Regions covered

  • Scotland