The Lake District National Park Authority has submitted a bid for World Heritage status, with 25 of the area’s leading organisations formally endorsing their nomination.
Partners, including the National Trust, Cumbria Tourism and Natural England, agreed that the Lake District’s case was deserving of a place on the prestigious World Heritage list.
The nomination document defines why the Lake District deserves the international status of World Heritage inscription, and outlines the future management, development and conservation of the Lake District, not only as a National Park, but also as a prospective World Heritage Site.
Mike Innerdale, assistant director of operations for the National Trust in the Lake District, said: “Caring for the future of this unique landscape is at the heart of the National Trust’s work here in the Lake District, but we work alongside many partners. The strength of this plan is that each partner has contributed not just their expertise, but also their commitment to nourishing this iconic landscape for the long-term, both for the communities that live and work here, and for those who experience it as a visitor. The future of a healthy, vibrant Lake District is in good hands.”
A copy of the Partnership’s Plan, nomination document and ideas to get involved in the World Heritage campaign can be viewed on the World Heritage website: