Monday, 7 December 2015

#LakeDistrictBid Advent Calendar Day 7 - Because of the great big mountains

The mountains in the Lake District may not be the highest in the world - or even in the UK - but, as they say, size isn't everything.  There really is nowhere quite like it.  Even though they are all found within a relatively tiny geographical area, they are all so very different - from the jagged ridges of Blencathra to the boulder strewn summits of Scafell Pike and the smooth rounded flanks of Skiddaw - the fells have something to offer you whether you're a gentle stroller, a hardened hiker or a full on rock climber.

Though mountaineering legends such as Sir Chris Bonington, who have visited the far flung corners of the planet and scaled it's highest peaks, will testify that the fells can hold their own against some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet, UNESCO World Heritage Status would give us a platform to broadcast that message around the globe.

Click HERE to visit the Lake District National Park Authority website where you can learn more about the whole process of making the bid and register your support to show the folks at UNESCO that this is something that matters to everyone who loves the Lake District.

Blencathra

Striding Edge

Route to Scafell Pike

View from High Street

View from Place Fell

Dow Crag

Skiddaw

Click HERE to go back & start from to Day 1.