UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation For Lakeland!

Buttermere reflecting Fells and trees in Cumbria's Lake District National Park. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

Buttermere reflecting Fells and trees in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

I am thrilled to learn of the new UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for Cumbria’s Lake District. The BBC News article announced  “The Lake District has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status.”

Hooray! This is a very sound decision imho, a well-deserved status, I think. William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter would likely be very pleased at the prospect. It matches all the qualifying criteria being a discreet area of outstanding and highly distinctive landscape quality with a great many sites that have globally recognized cultural value. Good decision, UNESCO and thank you very much.

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Rain is good for Lakeland photography

There’s no denying that the rush of a waterfall in spate makes a cracking photograph. Here’s a link to an article from Malcolm Wade, Mountain Leader on the subject!

The Benefits Of Rain

Malcolm leads professionally guided walks in Cumbria’s Lake District and surrounding Fells, is a Navigation Trainer, Fix the Fells Volunteer and loves to be out Fell walking with his dog, Barney.

Here’s his list of Lakeland guided walks in early September:

September 02 Great End and Glaramara

September 05 Scafell Pike

September 09 Fairfield Horseshoe

September 12 St Sunday Crag and Grisedale Tarn

See more on LME’s guided walk programme page on Lakeland Mountain Experience website

In October Malcolm will be offering NNAS Navigation training courses with Lakeland Mountain Experience (October 3 and 4)