Lake District comes top in online map sales league – 20 Jul 2007

The Lake District has topped the league of map sales at online retailer

Figures released by the firm demonstrate the national park’s enduring appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, accounting for four out of the five most popular maps sold by the retailer.

Cornwall came in second while Peak District came third. However, Scotland’s combined maps only came seventh.

Wales also enjoys notable success, with three different areas – Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons – all among the top performers.

A spokesman for Cumbria Tourism, responded: “This clearly demonstrates that the Lake District is the number one walking destination in the UK. Its popularity is growing all the time as new generations of visitors look to discover and explore new places in this outstanding area.”

The chart, summer 2007:

1. Lake District
2. Cornwall
3. Peak District
4. Snowdonia & North Wales
5. Devon
6. Yorkshire Dales
7. Scotland
8. New Forest
9. South Downs
10. Dorset
11. Brecon Beacons & Mid Wales
12. North York Moors
13. Pembrokeshire
14. South East England
15. Northumberland

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