Take a closer look at your 2018 LD£1 and discover the theme and stories that inspired our design. And remember, every LD£ you collect as a keepsake or souvenir helps us fund local projects that keep the Lake District special!
Our Creative Director, Sophie, explains the theme and ideas that brought our first LD£5 note to life.
"The theme of the LD£1 is 'Fun & Adventure'. Every year millions of people come to the Lake District to have an adventure - no matter how big or small - and enjoy themselves in one of the best and most beautiful playgrounds in the world.
"Few people have brought more fun to generations of children than Beatrix Potter. She loved to draw and that hobby helped her appreciate all the details of nature and the landscapes around her. Generations of adults and children have grown up on her tales - inspired by her childhood holidays in the Lake District.
"In the background you might recognise the scenes of fun and adventure from Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons. Every place in Arthur Ransome’s famous story can be found right here in the Lake District... a landscape that fuelled the characters’ imaginations.
"On the other side you might recognise the view of the famous Langdale Pikes - which greets millions of fun-seeking adventurers coming to the Lakes every year. One of the best ways to see the view is from a boat cruising across the lake and nestled within the profile of the fells you'll be able to spot a view of rowing boats moored at Bowness and the routes of the famous Windermere Lake Cruises!
"We hope you have fun exploring the LD£1 and it inspires your own adventure in the Lake District. Find out more about the LD£ designs in our LD£ 2018 Storybook - a beautifully printed book telling the stories behind our designs and including exclusive features from local designers and poets."
Every LD£ you collect helps us fund local projects that keep the Lake District special. Order your LD£ Collector Set, Currency Set or LD£ Storybook online today.