Rode for 117km today and yesterday making the total distance more than the symbolic bar of 1000km, and passed the 60% milestone which was rewarded by the Conqueror with a third tree being planted!
I am now just on the border of Lake District National Park. It’s so beautiful here, I am really sad for not being here for real… couldn’t find any postcard but I managed to find a nice picture instead. Below are some interesting facts about the area :
The area was designated a national park on 9 May 1951 (less than a month after the first UK national park designation — the Peak District). It retained its original boundaries until 2016 when it was extended by 3% in the direction of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to incorporate areas such as land of high landscape value in the Lune Valley.
It is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with 16.4 million visitors per year and more than 24 million visitor-days per year, the largest of the thirteen national parks in England and Wales, and the second largest in the UK after the Cairngorms National Park. Its aim is to protect the landscape by restricting unwelcome change by industry or commerce. Most of the land in the park is in private ownership, with about 55% registered as agricultural land.