Lake District World Heritage Site status reaction

On Sunday 9 July, the Lake District joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status.lake district world heritage scafell pike and logo_37900

Here is the NFU's reaction:

NFU Cumbria County Chairman David Raine said:  “Agriculture has an important ongoing role in maintaining the basic fabric of the landscape which symbolises the beauty of this special part of the world.NFU Cumbria County Chairman David Raine 1_32289

"Unesco has accredited this accolade to the Lake District in recognition of the fact it’s a thriving and changing farmed environment that inspires. It is important World Heritage Site status allows the area to flourish and not fossilise, and recognises the role farmers play in developing the cultural landscape.

"The logo used throughout the bid process has been that of a Herdwick sheep, a breed of Nordic influence that dates back thousands of years. This is how long farming has been making a positive contribution to the Lake District and I’m heartened that Unesco has seen fit to recognise that.”

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