'Great big picnic' planned to celebrate Lake District's new World Heritage status

The Lake District is now listed as a World Heritage Site Credit: PA

Members of the public are being invited to take part in a 'great big picnic' to celebrate the Lake District listing as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Picnic in the Park is set to take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, with celebrations taking place across National Trust locations and Lake District forests and at Brockhole on Windermere.

People can bring their own food or buy picnic boxes from the café.

It’s party time to mark a unique and once in a lifetime achievement in an iconic and stunning location.

– Richard Leafe, Lake District National Park Chief Executive

Attendees will also be able to see the new sculpture by Charlie Whinney, created in celebration of the Lake District’s newly awarded status, entitled ‘Mountains We Made’.

More details can be found on the Lakes World Heritage website.