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In his article in the Guardian, author Geroge Mobiot slams the Lake District landscape:
To read Mr Monbiot's full article, click here.
An author and environmentalist has stunned thousands of people by describing the Lake District as one of the most depressing places in Europe.
George Monbiot believes the sheep have ruined the beautiful landscape and he says he is bitterly opposed to a campaign to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site.
Julia Aglionby is the director for the National Centre for the Uplands, at Newton Rigg College, and she strongly disagrees with Mr Monbiot's views:
An environmentalist and author has described the Lake District as the most depressing landscape in Europe.
George Monbiot said it competes with what he describes as the chemical desert of East Anglia for the title of Britain's worst kept countryside.
He says the fells have been ruined by over-management and too many sheep.
Writing in a national newspaper, he claims the close grazing means there is no opportunity for plants and trees to grow.
A fourth attempt will be made next month to have the region recognised as a World Heritage Site.