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Euphoria as Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim. Today’s announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category.

Posted: 09 July 2017

Fell Top Assesor

Top job for the fit and fearless

If you’re a fan of roaming the Lake District’s unique and sometimes testing fells in all weathers then this could be the job for you.

Posted: 03 July 2017

Ghyll Brow bridge after

Bridges on the mend in the Lake District

Two bridges destroyed in Storm Desmond in one of the Lake District’s most beautiful valleys are being replaced thanks to a major funding boost by an outdoor holiday organisation.

Posted: 30 June 2017

Path restoration

Flood recovery gathering pace at Ullswater

Rangers from the Lake District National Park are working this week to repair a popular woodland walk near Sharrow Bay Hotel on Ullswater.

Posted: 22 June 2017

 Recycling farm plastic

Lake District farmers bag a future for recycled plastic

A long-running farm plastic offensive which has seen thousands of tonnes of waste recycled has had another bumper crop, thanks to around 50 farmers near Penrith.

Posted: 21 June 2017

Glebe to cockshott point

Lake District route improved for all abilities

People of all abilities can now enjoy a smoother way to take in spectacular views across Windermere, thanks to National Park rangers upgrading a new path at Bowness.

Posted: 15 June 2017