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- Lake District Life | Join Us
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- LAKE DISTRICT MAP | LAKE DISTRICT LIFE
OUR MAP Find our hand selected collection on our easy to use Google map. Get directions, see contact information and links, use the satellite view or enable the street view by dragging the yellow peg man to a place on the map. We hope our map will enhance your experience and help you discover what Cumbria has to offer. GET ON THE MAP Join us at Lakes District Life and become part of a growing community of like minded people and businesses across Cumbria. We offer services and support to help you promote your business and keep you up to date with the latest news and events locally. P lease complete the short form below and we will be in touch with you soon. WHAT WE OFFER I agree to Lake District Life terms and conditions. SEND Thanks we will be in touch shortly
- DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO GO | LAKE DISTRICT LIFE
DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO GO With so many dog friendly attractions in the Lake District you’ll be spoilt for choice. Take a look at our selection, we have tried and tested them all. Thank you to for the beautiful photography. Rebecca Hilton Photography Windermere Lake Cruises Dogs travel for free on all Windermere Lake Cruises' scheduled cruises and they even get their own ticket. All they ask is that they are well-behaved and kept on a lead at all times. Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Since 1869 passengers arriving at Lakeside station have been able to board a ‘Steamer’ and cruise its length up to Bowness and Waterhead pier (near Ambleside). Summer Evening Buffet Cruise Summer Evening Buffet Cruise, but this cruise is 2½ hours in length. The live music can be loud and the volume may be distressing to some animals. Self-Drive Boats & Rowing Boats Dogs are welcome on all self-drive motor boats and rowing boats hired from Bowness and Ambleside but they must be kept on a lead at all times. Lakeland Motor Museum Lakeland Motor Museum and feast your eyes on a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits. That includes 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.
- TEN REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL AS LAKES CHEF LAUNCHES A SERIES OF UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCES
Former Michelin starred chef’s Kevin Tickle is set to launch a series of unique monthly dining experiences throughout 2021 at his new venture Heft, Newton-in-Cartmel. You may well have heard by now that Kevin and his wife Nicola collected the keys to an historic 17th century Inn, in Newton-in-Cartmel in late summer 2020. Anyway, ever since they’ve been hard at work behind the scenes getting Heft ready, the builders are in and the programme of refurbishment is well underway and happily they are pretty close to finishing the renovation of the historic building, which when it opens will be transformed into a stylish Inn with Rooms. In the meantime, they’ve got in touch with some of their industry friends to put together an exclusive series of chefs’ dinners and intimate lunchtime producer masterclasses, which will start in the summer. Tickets for Heft’s exclusive guest the chefs’ dinners and producer lunchtime masterclasses can be found at www.kickstarter.com/profile/heft * Places are strictly limited to meet government social distancing guidelines. Chefs Dinners and Producer Lunchtime Masterclasses 14 th June - Steven Smith - Freemasons, Wiswell 23 rd June - Cheesemaker Martin Gott - St James’s Cheese & New Market Dairy (inc lunch) 05 th July - Lisa Goodwin-Allen - Northcote, Langho 02 nd August - Renowned Lakes Brewer Matt Clarke (paired beers with dinner) 11 th August - Artisan baker Aidan Monks - Lovingly Artisan Bakery (inc lunch) 06 th September - Alex Bond - Alchemilla, Nottingham 18 th October Michael Wignall - The Angel at Hetton, Skipton 08 th November - Renowned Lakes Brewer Matt Clarke (paired beers with dinner) 29 th November - Adam Reid - The French, Manchester 06 th December - Mark Birchall - Moor Hall, Aughton To book an experience please visit www.kickstarter.com/profile/heft To find out more about Heft, High Newton visit Home - Heft - Kevin Tickle (hefthighnewton.co.uk) Or email firstname.lastname@example.org I N N + R E S T A U R A N T (@heft_high_newton) • Instagram photos and videos For press enquiries please contact Greg Stephenson at Gundog PR email email@example.com Phone 07825511896
- THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK
Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Carved from Ice and fire, famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage! A truly spectacular place in the North West of England. The Lake District National Park includes all of the central Lake District. 2362 square kilometres 912 square miles 583,747 acres or 236,234 hectares Width (west to east): 58 km or 36 miles Width (north to south): 64 km or 40 miles The area was designated a National Park on 9 May 1951. It retained its original boundaries until 2016 when it was extended by 3% in the direction of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to incorporate areas such as land of high landscape value in the Lune Valley. The Lake District National Park is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with approximately 16.4 million visitors per year and more than 24 million day visitor per year. It is the largest National Park out of the thirteen National Parks in England and Wales, and the second largest in the UK after the Cairngorms National Park. The National Parks aim is to protect the landscape by restricting unwelcome change by industry or commerce. Most of the land in the park is in private ownership, with about 55% registered as agricultural land. Landowners include Individual farmers and other private landowners, with more than half of the agricultural land farmed by the owners. The National Trust owns around 25% of the total area (including some lakes and land of significant landscape value). The Forestry Commission and other investors in forests and woodland. United Utilities (owns 8%) Lake District National Park Authority (owns 3.9%) The National Park Authority is based in Kendal. It runs a visitor centre in Windermere at a former country house called Brockhole. Did you know... The Lake District has teamed up with local and national governments to access significant funding to address the complex issue of sustainable transport. Work includes Installing the infrastructure so that travel within the National Parks is purely electric Developing integrated transport strategies that help visitors get the Lake District National Parks in new ways Social and behaviour change thinking that will help people adopt new personal strategies. This is a golden example of how National Parks can be engines for a green recovery to secure the sustainable wellbeing of the UK. Find out more Green Recovery // National Park Sustainability Important information when planning a visit to the Lake District National Park National Parks were founded in the same post war social reforms that saw the creation of council housing and the NHS. They are free at the point of access and are also the homes and workplaces of millions of UK citizens. Whenever you are visiting the countryside, it’s important to follow the Countryside Code. This helps keep you safe and also protects the wildlife and landscapes that you’re visiting. Make a pledge to yourself before you go to a National Park that when you leave no one will be able to tell you’ve visited. Including biodegradable waste like banana skins. References Artwork Langdale Pikes Sam Milward Lake District National Park - Wikipedia Lake District facts and figures : Lake District National Park The Countryside Code - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Green Recovery // National Park Sustainability
- THE LAKE DISTRICT A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE WORLD HERITAGE SITE
“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage Sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located”. UNESCO What is a World Heritage Site ? UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972. The English Lake District World Heritage Site The Lake District National Park as defined by the 1951 boundary. Is the UK’s 31st World Heritage Site and its largest. It covers 221,000 ha, has a population of 41,000 and 23,000 homes. It has 42,026 ha of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), 14,000 ha in County Wildlife Sites, 8,000 ha in Regionally Important Geological Sites, over 10,000 ha of ancient semi-natural woodland, 16,500 archaeological sites including 333 scheduled monuments, 2,200km of footpaths and 121,000 ha of open access land. Why is the Lake District a World Heritage Site ? There are three intertwining and interdependent themes that reflect UNESCO’s criteria for inscription and attributes of OUV. They are: Identity a landscape of exceptional beauty, shaped by persistent and distinctive agro-pastoral traditions and local industry which give the Lake District a special character. Inspiration a landscape which has inspired artistic and literary movements and generated ideas about landscapes that have had global influence and left their physical mark. Conservation it is a landscape which has been the catalyst for key developments in the national and international protection of landscapes. The documentation submitted to UNESCO to support the Lake District’s bid for World Heritage Site status has a wealth of in-depth detail on each of the 13 valleys and what each valley’s OUVs are. Go to http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/caringfor/projects/whs/lake-district-nomination to dive deeper into the English Lake District’s World Heritage Site stories. Reference Frequently asked questions about the Lake District World Heritage Site status bid. (lakesworldheritage.co.uk) World Heritage knowledge (lakesworldheritage.co.uk) Photography Jason Chambers Lake District Photographer - JC Photography (photolakedistrict.co.uk)