LAKE DISTRICT WORLD HERITAGE STATUS
The Lake District has
World Heritage Site status by UNESCO
many years of effort by numerous organisations.
Visitor numbers are expected to increase and pressure will rise to avoid
damaging the unique landscape and cultural heritage which won this status.
About 95% of visitors
arrive by car ...
one of the most frequent complaints is that
parked cars and traffic spoil the views and create noise.
Emissions and light pollution
also need to be tackled.
Re-opening the railway from Penrith to
Keswick, or even further towards the Cumbrian Coast, with an all day, every day modern inter-regional train service would
be a big step towards solving this dilemma.
The Lake District National Park Authority recognised this in their
Carbon Lake District" report many years ago.
We have a plan, we are ready .....