Lake District is UK's first national park to win world heritage status. This seems to be a controversial topic. Mr Monbiot intensely dislikes how the Lake District has been managed. I've ony been a couple of times and think it's stunning (although my favourite place up norf is the Yorkshire Dales.) The Lake District as a world heritage site? What a disaster that would be - George Monbiot. The comments under this article are interesting.