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NFU delight after Lake District gains world heritage status

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NFU delight after Lake District gains world heritage status

|| Animak Animal Wear ||  Farm leaders have welcomed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (Unesco) decision to award world heritage status to the Lake District, saying it will help create farming jobs and boost the local economy.Each year, about 18 million people visit the area each year, spending about £1.2bn. Upland hill farming plays a special role in the Lake District National Park, located in Cumbria’s valleys and fells. The sheep and beef farming industries are a core part of the economy and have helped shape the landscape for more than 1,000 years. Farming practices reflect how farmers have always worked...

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