In 2017 the Lake District joins the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in enjoying World Heritage Status.
Whilst these are great monoliths, the Lake District is a petite natural wonder, filled with its very own network of hundreds of miles of hand built stone walls, mausoleums, great lakes, towering rock formations, deep canyons and amusing accents! Here are some of the Lake District World Heritage Site’s highlights.
Mountain high, valley low
Whilst the Egyptians had their manmade pyramids, the Lake District has the aptly named Great Gable – a great pyramid mountain in the very heart of the Lakes. From here walkers can view the legendary 70 foot Napes Needle rock. This jagged rock formation is the very location of the first free solo ascent of British rock climbing father, W.P. Haskett Smith in 1886. This fell is preserved by the National Trust, who acquired it from the Fell &…