Lakeland goes global
The Lake District is the UK’s newest World Heritage Site, and the first National Park to be designated as such. The award was given in honour of its farming heritage, natural beauty and the creative inspiration it provides, making the Lakes officially a place of global, not just national, significance. The effects of this accolade, on tourism especially, are as yet unclear, but pride in the area and its recognition are undisputed.
Officially cherishable: classic Lakeland scenery courtesy of Cat Bells and Derwent Water.