Shafts of sunlight over the Langdale Pikes copyright Val Corbett

World Heritage Inscription for the Lake District

International recognition

A group of local, regional and national organisations are working together to make the Lake District a World Heritage Site. If successful, England's premier national park would join Egypt's pyramids, the Taj Mahal and Hadrian's Wall as an internationally recognised site. Find out more in What is a World Heritage Site?

A cultural landscape

This partnership is seeking inscription under the cultural landscape category. The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been shaped by farming, industry, Picturesque landscape design and the conservation movement. It stimulated poets and artists of the  Romantic movement from the late 18th century and conservationists from the 19th century.

It continues to culturally inspire the millions who seek out what captivated Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter.

Share the journey to World Heritage status #lakedistrictbid

Join us in our bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out how you can celebrate the identity, inspiration and conservation of the Lake District on our new Lake District World Heritage Bid website.