Lake District is UK’s first national park to win world heritage status
The Lake District national park has been listed as a world heritage site, joining the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in being given one of the highest accolades on the planet.
With its rolling hills, spectacular mountains and stunning lakes, the site not only finds itself in illustrious company, but also becomes the UK’s first national park to be granted the status
“It is a unique part of the world that combines a vibrant farming community with thousands of archaeological sites and structures that give us an amazing glimpse into our past.
“This decision will undoubtedly elevate the position of the Lake District internationally, boosting tourism and benefiting local communities and businesses.”
About 18 million people presently visit the Lake District each year, spending a total of £1.2bn and providing about 18,000 jobs. These statistics will undoubtedly increase as a result of this wonderful & well deserved world heritage allocation.
BTW Flosh Meadows self Build serviced plot site is only 1.3 miles (2.1 km) by road to the The lake District National Park World Heritage site or you can walk the (red) 2.5 miles internationally used Alfred Wainwright Coast to Coast route from Cleator up and over Dent Fell then into The lake District National Park.