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The Lake District Confirmed a UNESCO World Heritage Site

After 31 years of trying, the Lake District was yesterday officially awarded World Heritage Site status by a UNESCO committee, in a decision described by advocates of the bid as ‘momentous.’

The committee met in Krakow, Poland to discuss 32 bids, plus that of the Lake District, with the decision finally taken that after two years of campaigning by the Lake District National Park Partnership with support from a wider group of organisations, that World Heritage status would be granted to the idyllic region.

A Guide to Lake District Festivals - Summer 2017


Summer’s here and festival season is already upon us. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Lake District, or if you’re coming to see us this year on a summer staycation, you’re bound to find a festival that appeals to you, whether you’re a music lover or a keen runner.

Here’s our list of the top 8 events to check out in and around the Lake District this Summer, 2017!


Cockermouth Live: June 30 to July 2

New Lake District Photo Book Fuels Staycation Inspiration

A new book of photos focusing solely on the beautiful landscape of the Lake District has been released, showcasing some of the area’s famous mountains, lakes and National Parks.

Landscape photographer Stuart Holmes gained inspiration for his book “Photographing the Lake District: A Guide to the Most Beautiful Places” having made the connection between the scenery observed while traveling abroad with that also found within the Cumbrian region.

10 Things to do in the Lake District over May Bank Holiday Weekend!


Will you be in the Lake District this coming bank holiday weekend? You may already have your favourite places to visit or some activities planned, but if you’re looking for more to do in order to make the most of your three-day weekend, try some of these special events coming to the area from May 27th!



Saturday & Sunday - Explore the Rivers at Ullswater Steamers

Come for the Views, Stay for a Run!

When you think about the Lake District, it’s probably common to picture the rolling hills and fells, winding roads and of course the gentle, swaying water of the Lakes themselves. If you love walking and exploring in the great outdoors with some of the country’s most breath-taking views, a staycation in Cumbria is the ideal choice.

But did you know the Lakes is also home to a series of annual fell and trail running events considered to be among the most challenging and picturesque in Europe?