Written on 13/07/17 by Paul Oldham

Picnic in the Park

As you may have read last Sunday the Lake District has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

Having a picnic

To celebrate the Lake District is asking everyone to get outside and join in a 'Picnic in the Park'. This park-wide celebration will take place on this Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th July. All you need to do is pack a picnic and head to your favourite place in the Lake District. There is nothing quite like a picnic to celebrate something special over the summer.

You can pick your own favourite picnic spot, café, garden, fell or iconic lakeside view or join in at one of the special picnic events being held at various locations around the national park including Brockhole on Windermere, Sticklebarn, Sizergh, Fell Foot, Aira Force, Wray Castle, Crow Park - Derwent Water, Tarn Hows, Claife and the Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water.

See their web page for more information, links and ideas.

If you do have a picnic then share your photos on social media using the hash tag #WeAreTheLakes and they will appear on the World Heritage website.


Photo by Drew Coffman and is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY 2.0 licence.

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