Countryfile in Cumbria: County falls under spotlight of top BBC show; News & Star


UK – The English Lake District

One of the nation’s most-watched programmes focusses on one of the country’s most-loved areas when Countryfile visits Cumbria this weekend.

The Lake District takes centre stage as it stars in one of the most popular shows on TV this weekend.

The National Park comes under the spotlight for a special report on Countryfile on Sunday night.

Presenter Ellie Harrison marks the latest of our protected UK landscapes to be deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This ‘protected’ status means it joins the likes of the Jurassic Coast, the Forth Bridge and Stonehenge, but the Lake District is the UK’s first National Park to be given World Heritage Status.

Ellie explores the three factors that made it an area of ‘international cultural significance’  looking into the identity, inspiration and conservation of the area .

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