Published: Tuesday 11th Jul 2017

Written by: Leah Dacre

Living & working in the Lake District means I have always considered myself lucky, as I drive to work to be greeted by the iconic Langdale Pikes its really something quite special and I'm always a bit disappointed if they are immersed in clouds.

It's no surprise to me that the area has now been awarded heritage status by UNESCO & now my home is now regarded as highly as the Pyramids, Great Wall of China and Grand Canyon.

The campaign to gain heritage status began in 1986 and the committee praised the areas natural beauty, farming and the inspiration it has provided to many well loved artists and poets.

With 18 million visitors each year the Lake District boasts Englands largest natural Lake, Windermere and highest mountain Scafell pike.

I'm incredibly proud of the area and proud to play my part in welcoming visitors to what I've always considered one of the most magical places on Earth and it's heart warming to know that the committee discussed the importance of sustainability & conservation so future generations can enjoy the spectacular landscape.

You may leave the Lake District but it will never leave you and if you've not experienced the wonder maybe it's time to find out what all the fuss is about I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Alternatively visit this newly recognised World Heritage Site in the Autumn to enjoy the colourful scenery and peaceful surroundings. CLICK HERE to choose a self catering cottage for an Autumn holiday in the Lake District.

Leah Dacre
Leah Dacre


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