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The Lake District is England's largest National Park; there are over 885 square miles to explore, including Scafell Pike - England’s highest mountain and Wastwater - its deepest lake as well as thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

The magnificent rural landscape and the bustling small towns have inspired great thinkers and encouraged positive, social and environmental changes since the 18th Century.  In fact the Lake District has had such an impact on the way the world thinks about landscape and how nature and the environment are viewed it could be recognised as a World Heritage Site by the 192 countries of the United Nations.

This is an exciting opportunity for Cumbria, all or part of the National Park could become a World Heritage Site, but first we need to find out just what people think about the idea.  This website gives lots of useful information and the Lake District World Heritage Project Road Show travelled around Cumbria in April and May 2008 with lots of opportunities for people to get involved in the discussions.


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