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Lake District World Heritage Site

We Are The Lakes – UNESCO World Heritage TheLake District

As many of you will be aware the Lake District is now a World Heritage Site with the award bestowed for a new category of Cultural Landscape. According the UNESCO who make the awards;

Located in northwest England, the English Lake District is a mountainous area, whose valleys have been modelled by glaciers in the Ice Age and subsequently shaped by an agro-pastoral land-use system characterized by fields enclosed by walls. The combined work of nature and human activity has produced a harmonious landscape in which the mountains are mirrored in the lakes. Grand houses, gardens and parks have been purposely created to enhance the landscape’s beauty. This landscape was greatly appreciated from the 18th century onwards by the Picturesque and later Romantic movements, which celebrated it in paintings, drawings and words. It also inspired an awareness of the importance of beautiful landscapes and triggered early efforts to preserve them.

More information is available at www.lakesworldheritage.co.uk

 

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