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Lake District Nomination

The case for why the English Lake District has been awarded World Heritage Site status was set out in its Nomination Dossier.

The Nomination Dossier is comprised of four volumes:

Volume 1: Nomination Document
This sets out why the Lake District is internationally special, described in the document as being of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’. It describes the Lake District and its history as a whole and gives detail on how the site is managed and monitored. Written to the requirements prescribed by UNESCO’s published ‘Operational Guidelines’, the Nomination Document considers the Lake District purely from a World Heritage Site perspective, presenting the case for inscription and is academic in approach to meet UNESCO’s requirements.

Volume 2: Valley Descriptions and History
Provides a more detailed description and history for each of the 13 valleys

Volume 3: Appendices – Section 7.b Texts
Copies of legal texts and management plans that apply to the area.

Volume 4: The Partnership’s Plan:
The Management Plan for the English Lake District 2015 – 2020
The Partnership’s Plan is the management plan for the Lake District both as a National Park and a potential World Heritage Site. It outlines the single management approach agreed by a collection of 25 key organisations. Adopted in December 2015, this Plan covers the period from 2015-2020 and outlines the strategies we will use to inform decisions about the Lake District, together with actions to deliver the Lake District’s Vision, and targets to monitor progress of what we are seeking to achieve.

You can view the documents using the links below. Please note that each volume has several sections and may take some time to download as the files are quite large (all under 8MB).

Volume 1: Nomination Document

Due to the size of the document it has been split into sections, which are listed below:

Or to view as one document you can access it via a dropbox link here. Please note this is a 50MB file and may not download on all machines.

Volume 1: Nomination Document - full document at low resolution via Dropbox

Volume 2: Valley Descriptions and History

Due to the size of the document it has been split into sections, which are listed below:

Or to view as one document you can access it via a dropbox link here. Please note this is a 50MB file and may not download on all machines.

Volume 2: Valley Descriptions and History - full document at low resolution via Dropbox

Volume 4: The Partnership’s Plan

Due to the size of the document it has been split into sections, which are listed below:

Or to view as one document you can access it via a dropbox link here. Please note this is a 50MB file and may not download on all machines.

Volume 4: Partnership's Plan - full document at low resolution via Dropbox

Volume 3: Appendices – Section 7.b Texts

A list of the legal texts and management plans in this volume is available in section 7.b of Volume 1. These are all copies of existing plans published elsewhere on the internet which are available free of charge, therefore have not been repeated here.

#WeAreTheLakes

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.