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"The Lake District is special to me because..."

06 October 2017

We were given the exciting opportunity to spread the word that the Lake District is now a World Heritage Site to millions of people across the UK in September. Thanks to Royal Mail all stamped post sent on 28 September had the greeting 'Celebrating the Lake District World Heritage Site #WeAreTheLakes'.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

To celebrate we held a competition for one lucky winner to enjoy a hamper full of Lake District goodies and eight runner ups to receive a limited edition World Heritage Little Herdy.

For a chance to win these fabulous prizes, we asked Lake District fans to send in postcards completing the sentence "The Lake District is special to me because...".

Here are just some of the comments you shared with us...


"The Lake District is special to me because it is a haven full of my fondest childhood memories, a den of my wildest teenage exploration challenges and now a sanctuary for peace and tranquillity "


"The Lake District is special to me because the views, the people, animals, nature, smells, noises, everything makes me smile. From the minute I enter the Lake District my mental health is improved 200%. I cannot explain the sense of peace and buzz this special place gives me."


"There is something for everyone - old or young, fit or less active!"

We're delighted to announce the winner of the Lake District World Heritage postmark competition is: Marion from Kendal!

And the runner ups are:

  • Elizabeth, Holmfirth
  • Victoria, Carlisle
  • L.J. Cunningham
  • Linda, Malvern
  • Pat, Durham
  • Nicole Kirkby Stephen
  • Alan, Whitehaven
  • Tori

You should receive your prizes by Friday 20 October.

Thank you for sending your postcards and helping us celebrate the Lake District being a World Heritage Site! Remember to keep sharing your photos and videos using #WeAreTheLakes to be featured on the front page of the Lakes World Heritage website!

About the author

Lake District National Park WHS

Coordinating World Heritage Site communications on behalf of the Lake District National Park Partnership