A man who is tired of the Lake District has probably only been to Windermere and thus has no say in the matter… If there is anyone on earth who genuinely believes South Norwood to be superior for tourism and natural beauty to the Lake District they genuinely need their head examined…
The most shameless attempt at increasing tourism Ive seen in quite a while. No-one who has ever visited the lake district is ‘bored’ of it… I have 3 independant friends who visit there every year or two with their families. I simply cannot be doing with do-gooders with nothing better to do than debate a completely pointless issue.
I’m a Sutton girl-not that far from South Norwood- who has lived in the proper Lake District for nearly 30 years and drives by Bass Lake every time she goes to Keswick. I must say that I would never come back to live in the south-Norwood or even Cheam where I grew up. I’m sure your lake is absolutely gorgeous but when I sit up in bed drinking my tea bought in Cockermouth Sainsburys and look at Skiddaw; where I never go without meeting somebody I know and “have a crack” with, and where I can walk safely at any time of day or night, I know I live in the best Lake District in the world! .
I think it’s genius! An innovative and witty way of putting South Norwood on the map, along with the assets it clearly has for those open-minded enough to see them. Those who just don’t get the ironic, tongue-in-cheek nature of the claim, need to develop their sense of humour.