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The Lake District Designated a World Heritage Site

09 July 2017

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Unesco awards Lake District World Heritage site status

The Lake District has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status. The national park was one of 33 sites around the world to be discussed by the Unesco committee in Krakow, Poland. The committee praised the area's beauty, farming and the inspiration it had provided to artists and writers. It is the 31st place in the UK and overseas territories to be put on the Unesco World Heritage List. The committee suggested the impact of tourism be monitored and requested improvements in conservation efforts. The delegates heard the 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) Lake District had been trying to obtain the Unesco status since 1986. Lord Clark of Windermere, chairman of the Lake District National Park Partnership which put together the bid, described the decision as "momentous".

You can take a self-guided inn-to-inn walk through the Lakes District on our 5 night Cumbria Way walk from Ulverston to Ambleside.

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Hi, Philip! Just wanted to let you know we made it to Prestatyn today. All accommodations were really good. Most gave us a ride back to the trail. Took taxi from the Griffin. Last night at Glan Clywd Issa was excellent. Linda prepared a full salmon dinner and Hugh provided wine. All very nice. We would be comfortable recommending any of the accommodations you arranged. The rides back to the trail were really necessary so we'd encourage that being in the preparations and formalized.

As you may know the weather was great. No rain at all, and clear, dry and sunny the last 2 days. We had a great time! Thanks for your excellent planning. Maybe, now that you know the accommodations were good you can add it back to your regular offerings. Take care and I'm sure we will be in touch.

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Mitch & Sue from Princeton New Jersey
Hike across Wales Offas Dyke Chepstow to Prestatyn