Living here in Keswick is a real blessing and has really opened our eyes to the beauty of the Lake district that we are lucky enough to have on our own doorstep. It is so great to finally see it with the title it deserves as it has been named a ‘World Heritage Site’, sharing the same status as incredible places such as the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon.
We were lucky enough to go down to Crow Park, overlooking Derwentwater, joining Keswick’s community in celebration of this. The lovely weather, the picturesque scenery surrounding the Park and the excitement felt throughout the town made the day so special. Keswick’s theatre company by the Lake and St. Herbert’s Primary School helped us celebrate the occasion with wonderful performances, all building towards Prince Charles himself speaking and unveiling a commemorative plaque.
In light of the event he said:
‘‘Whenever I come here and, in the words of Psalm 121 ‘lift up mine eyes unto the hills’, I feel my spirits rise and I know the same is true of countless others.’’
It was brilliant to hear Prince Charles speak of the beauty of our home, sharing in his experience and hopefully helping us all to understand the importance of our Lake District and of its care and protection. Having such beauty around us can sometimes lead us to taking it for granted, so this day was a real wake up call to how lucky we are.
We were then fortunate enough to have a brief conversation about the day and our work here at Castlerigg with the Prince of Wales after the event, which was a great finish to such a lovely morning. It was amazing to see so many people from Keswick and the surrounding areas turn up and share our love for the lakes, hopefully enjoying the day as much as we did. It was so great to see the future King of England have such passion for keeping the natural beauty of England protected and ensuring its recognition.
Paris and Ella - Castlerigg