National Trust staff gathered to celebrate the news that the Lake District is one of the best places on earth – now recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
They recreated the Trust’s oak leaf logo at Galava, the site of a Roman Fort on Trust land at the northern tip of Windermere.
National Trust Assistant Director for the Lake District, Mike Innerdale, says: “We are delighted that World Heritage Site status recognises the Lakes as the spiritual home of the Trust, our work to look after it over the last 120 years and how that gave rise to a global conservation movement.
“We look after a fifth of the Lake District on behalf of the nation including mountains, lakes, farms, woods, land, castles and attractions like Beatrix Potter’s home.
“This great accolade will help us all as we work in partnership to towards a sustainable future for farming, tourism, nature and people.”