On the 9th July 2017 the Lake District was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO. Listing the national park alongside the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London and the Great Barrier Reef.
This fantastic achievement celebrates the distinctive topographical, cultural and scenic attributes of the area. An area which is not just a fixed location on a map, but a timeless evolving story shaped by the experiences of visitors and local people alike. Throughout history, stories of a distinct Lakes culture have been told, by word of mouth, folklore and music, by works of art, poetry and industry. Today the National Park is as ever loved by all who are lucky enough to live, work, visit and stay here.
The 3 ingredients that make the Lakes so special..
1) Our spectacular landscape, shaped by people for thousands
of years through farming and industry.
2) The Lakes drew romantic poets like Wordsworth, artists,
adventure seekers and tourists alike – from inspiring picturesque
villas to romantic poetry, to simply taking in the view.
3) As the Lake District grew in popularity, so did our desire to protect
it, sparking the birth of a conservation movement – and the
beginning of the National Trust and the National Parks.