Lake District UNESCO bid

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We believe the Lake District deserves worldwide recognition. That's why in 2017 we will bid for World Heritage status, placing the Lake District alongside the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London and the Great Barrier Reef. Join us on our journey.


World Heritage 'Identity' Film

The story of the Lake District, told through the local voices of people that live, work and love our beautiful landscape gives us a real insight into what makes this place so special. Read about the inspiration behind local businesses, family life and adventure through the eyes of our 'Local Voices' collection in support of the Lake District World Heritage Bid 2017...

Maria Whitehead

Maria founded Hawkshead Relish Company Ltd, based in Hawkshead, Cumbria

Ryan Blackburn

Ryan is the Owner of The Old Stamp House restaurant in Ambleside.

Diane Hannah

Diane is a Co-founder and Director of the Herdy Company.

Helen Towler

Helen Towler lives in Kendal with her family and works as a Midwife.

Alex Morgan

Alex is a Novelist and journalist who also works at the National Trust Wordsworth House.

Barrie Roberts

Barrie is a Director at Ennerdale Brewery in Cumbria.

Jack Ellerby

Jack has worked for 3 National Parks, Exmoor, Lake District and North York Moors.

Sheona Southern

Sheona has worked with many destinations and organisations in the tourism and leisure sector.

Jo Evans

Jo lives in Windermere and runs her own company, Bespoke Aroma.

Ian Hall

Campsite businessman, Ian Hall, of now one of 50 ‘best in the world locations’.

Sam and Candida Hodgson

Sam and Candida Hodgson have been on Glencoyne Farm, which dates back to the 17th century.