Cumbria Tourism is backing the bid
As one of the most beautiful parts of the UK the ‘Lake District’ has launched a bid to become a World Heritage site.
UNESCO World Heritage sites are destinations specially designated by the United Nations for their cultural and/or natural heritage there are currently over 1,000.
We believe Cumbria has everything to become a World Heritage Site, from heritage whether it be amazing food including Herdwick lamb now on menus across the UK to the landscape, from the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike) to the beautiful lakes and woodlands.
These are just some of the reasons people like, Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Alfred Wainwright were so inspired by the Lake District.
Ian Stephens (Cumbria Tourism Managing Director) says;
“We at Cumbria Tourism are committed to making sure that the Lake District is recognised as a world class cultural landscape both by UNESCO and the new visitors that this will trigger from overseas. We believe that there will be real benefits for the county’s visitor economy from WHS inscription and will continue to play our part in making it happen.”
What can I do to find out more and join in?
- Visit the brand new Bid website lakesworldheritage.co.uk
- Be inspired by our You Tube videos on the Lakes World Heritage channel.
- Share photos of you out and about in the National Park and use #lakedistrictbid on your social media posts