UNESCO World Heritage Site Status could offer A New Hope for the Lake District, and whilst the bid doesn't specifically mention The Force (though it probably should), it was strong enough to draw the makers of Star Wars here and put the dramatic fells around Derwentwater on the world stage (well, screen). As I understand it JJ Abrams was originally headed for a remote hillside somewhere in Wales before he encountered an elderly gentleman in a cream tunic and a hooded brown coat who waved his hand and convinced him that "these are not the hills you're looking for".
You want more proof of The Force in the Lake District?
|Children cannot resist The Force...|
|It watches you from the rocks...|
|Great Gable - centre of The Force & possible inspiration for|
Darth Vader's helmet
|Blea Tarn - gently forceful|
|The Force Awakens your inner child.|
|The Force is especially strong around Blencathra|
|Ewok in Endmoor|
|It's everywhere...even the ponds have eyes...|
|C3P0 rock face|
|Snow only adds to the strength of The Force|
|Ready for Stormtroopers|
|Views of the Lake District from The Dark Side (Yorkshire) ;-)|
|Scale (the) Force|
Don't fight The Force - please click here to learn more about the Lake District's bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site Status. You can also register your support for the bid with a couple of clicks of your mouse (or prods of your screen).