Living and working in the Lake District we wake up every morning to stunning scenery, a vibrant and ever changing landscape and a great bunch of friendly people within our local community. Most of all though, we wake to the thought of how lucky we are to have this all on our doorstep and for it to be so accessible that everyone can share and enjoy this unique and beautiful area with us.
Last month UNESCO awarded The Lake District World Heritage Status, joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon. There were 25 organisations involved in putting together and submitting the bid so there have been huge celebrations across the National Park to recognise the ‘Cultural Landscape’ category award.
What better way to celebrate in the Lake District than by getting together for a picnic, so Lakes World Heritage organised a campaign in July to get everyone out to their favourite spot; whether that was a cafe, garden, lakeside or hillside, and bring along their picnic. We love a good picnic, and those sandwiches always taste better with a great view of the hills.
Although the Lake District has many things to offer in addition to its landscape, this was the premise for the World Heritage application focusing on how the area has been influenced by farming, industry, conservation and of course the picturesque and unique landscape. Millions visit our area each year and continue to be inspired by those same things that captivated the many people the Lake District is famous for; Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter.
We are proud to live where we do and love that we can welcome visitors from around the world for a holiday, a quick day trip or maybe even a more permanent stay. There really is so much to do and exploret; magnificent views, the challenge of climbing those big hills or enjoying a more manageable stroll around some of the smaller ones, plenty of good routes for rock climbing, an abundance of mountain bike trails, miles of quiet roads for cycling (and some of the steepest road climbs in the country), fantastic food, culture and history, festivals, an extensive selection of accommodation from camping to luxury hotels and everything inbetween, adventure, relaxation, exploration……
The list really is endless so why don’t you come and visit to find out for yourself everything the Lake District has to offer. With so much to do you will need another holiday just to recover!