Herdwick sheep in Borrowdale Valley - copyright Andrew Locking

FAQs and useful information about World Heritage Status

You can find information on the bid  and the inscription on the Lake District World Heritage website.

Making our case

World Heritage Technical evaluation 2013 (PDF)


National Park Authority Planning Statement 2006

Royal Institute for British Architects in the Northwest - implications of World Heritage Site Inscription in April 2008

Principal settlements of the Lake District and World Heritage Status 

Nomination Dossier

The current World Heritage Nomination Document and Partnership’s Plan

The economics and benefits

2009 World Heritage Status - Is there an opportunity for economic gain?

2013 How the Lake District and Cumbria can benefit from World Heritage Status -
report (PDF)
by Rebanks Consulting Ltd


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.