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Lake District makes '1,000 places to see before you die' list

Posted 11 January 2012
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Lake District makes '1,000 places to see before you die' list
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People heading with their backpacks to the Lake District will be going to one of the 1,000 places people must see before they die - officially.

The national park has been listed in the New York Times number one bestselling guide as being essential to visit due to its combination of wonderful scenery and cultural heritage, the Westmorland Gazette reports.

Managing director of Cumbria Tourism Ian Stephens said: "For lovers of the Lake District, this is yet another seal of approval adding to the recently voted Best Rural Break Destination by readers of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine."

But while the Lake District may be a place to see "before you die", this does not mean "just before" - a risk some reckless walkers may be taking in the winter.

This week, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team criticised the actions of a lone individual who climbed Scafell Pike without a map, getting lost on the way down.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801260906-ADNFCR