A strong partnership of organisations worked on the nomination to the UK Government and UNESCO. This stage of the bid was taken forward by the Lake District National Park Partnership on behalf of a wider group of supporting organisations. In October 2013 The Partnership submitted a Technical Evaluation to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
In January 2014 Ed Vaizey, the Culture Minister, announced that the Technical Evaluation had been successful. The Lake District was UK's nomination for World Heritage inscription in 2016.
Key dates can be found on the timeline of the Lake District World Heritage Bid website
This is a group of local and national organisations chaired by Lord Clark of Windermere. It had an interest in taking forward the bid for World Heritage Site inscription for the benefit of the Lake District and Cumbria. The bid was managed through a Programme Management Group chaired by the Lake District National Park Authority.
The project has been funded by a range of local and national organisations:
Private sector sponsors have included:
The Lake District World Heritage Project is a partnership of local and national organisations who are represented on the project steering group.
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. Find out how you can celebrate the identity, inspiration and conservation of the Lake District on our Lake District World Heritage website.