How exciting is this? The Lake District has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the category of cultural landscape of international significance.
The hard-fought campaign for this accolade followed three key themes –
- world ranking examples of identity – the dramatic farmed landscape;
- inspiration – art, literature and love of the place; which in turn sparked
- the birth of conservation – as people fought and invested to look after this special corner of England.
We applaud those who worked so hard to win this classification, of which we can all be proud. You can read more about the road to this achievement on the bid campaign’s blog.