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Lakes visitors up after BBC series

Posted 7 December 2010
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Lakes visitors up after BBC series
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Visitor numbers to Lake District venues featured in recent BBC2 series The Trip have soared due to the exposure they have enjoyed, it has been revealed, something that could see more people donning waterproof jackets and hiking boots to head up there.

According to the Guardian, the show featuring comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan -has seen the landscapes of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and north Lancashire emerge as the real stars.

Andrew McPherson, the manager of the Holbeck Ghyll Hotel near Windermere featured in one episode, said: "Compared with the same period last year, we've seen occupancy up 12.8 per cent," estimating the extra business has been worth £18,000.

Chef and proprietor at the Michelin-starred L'Enclume in Cartmel Simon Rogan revealed he has also been very busy during the last month.

While people may enjoy the food in Cumbria more, those coming to walk will discover features including the highest mountains in England.

There are four over 3,000 ft high - Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw.