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Join the campaign to stop Treetop Trek’s proposal to string multiple zip wires across the Thirlmere valley in the heart of the Lake District National Park.


Help us protect this special environment from an activity which will damage the natural beauty of this landscape, detract from the peace and tranquility of this beautiful valley and impose a significant human footprint across the place which ‘helped launch the environmental movement as we know it.’ (The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere and Modern Environmentalism. [Ritvo, Harriet]).

On this website you will find full details of what the proposal is, why so many people, both locally and nationally, object to it and what you can do to get involved in the campaign to stop it becoming a reality. Be assured that if we do nothing this will happen. Make sure it doesn’t and join the campaign today.


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Learn about the rich history and heritage of Thirlmere and the surrounding area on the Thirlmere History Society Facebook page

1 day ago
Photos from Thirlmere History Society's post

Notes from the meeting of the 15th of February 2018. The History Society enjoyed a very pleasant walk around Great How. En route we met a French holidaymaker who is trekking around Britain and then ... See more

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2 days ago
Zip Off

If you live in Copeland then please read on!

Do you live in Copeland? If the answer is yes have you let your MP, Trudy Harrison, know how you feel about the zip wire proposal? If you haven't done so already then please email Trudy to let her ... See more

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5 days ago
Thirlmere History Society Meeting

Please note that this week, for the 'outdoor' meeting, we are heading to Great Howe so we will park on the southbound side of the A591, near to the turn off for the dam road. Arrive around 12 noon to ... See more

This is a weekly event although there may be 'wildcat' meetings called at short notice. We will usually meet at Armboth car park, on the western side of Thirlmere, at 12 noon for the outdoor element ... See more

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6 days ago

Note from the meeting of Thursday 8th February. In addition to visiting the ring of seven beech trees, reputedly an area where there was cockfighting, members of the Thirlmere History Society walked ... See more

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1 week ago
Thirlmere History Society Meeting

This is a weekly event although there may be 'wildcat' meetings called at short notice. We will usually meet at Armboth car park, on the western side of Thirlmere, at 12 noon for the outdoor element ... See more

This is a weekly event although there may be 'wildcat' meetings called at short notice. We will usually meet at Armboth car park, on the western side of Thirlmere, at 12 noon for the outdoor element ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Just back from our evening walk. A slight change to the plan as we decided to walk to the top of Raven Crag. Hail on the way up, snow at the top and as we were descending; rain as we got to lower ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Zip Off

Just in case any of you are not on Zip Off as well

Inside Out is doing a report on the zip wire proposals and asking the broader question. “Is Cumbria’s bid to become the Adventure Capital of the UK at odds with protecting the landscape ?” It ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Evening walk to Castle Crag hill fort

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2645756 the forecast doesn't look great but this is still on. The path is steep in places.

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3 weeks ago
Kingsley

Whilst we were wandering up to Fisher Crag and discussing the fact that United Utilities' new road looks decidedly the worse for wear (after some winter weather and heavy rain) this was happening! ... See more

HOUSE OF LORDS UPDATE - This morning the Lords debated the #Thirlmere zip wires. Lord Tebbit highlighted the military objections to them. Here are the highlights of the speeches this morning. ... See more

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12 hours ago
Kingsley

As many of you will be aware the Thirlmere zip wire proposal was discussed in the House of Lords on the 25th of January 2018. We thought that this information regarding 'calling in a planning ... See more

HOUSE OF LORDS UPDATE - This morning the Lords debated the #Thirlmere zip wires. Lord Tebbit highlighted the military objections to them. Here are the highlights of the speeches this morning. ... See more

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18 hours ago
Pink Floyd - " Money " Roger Waters / David Gilmour

Bit of classic Pink Floyd . Says it all really. Nothing wrong with a capitalist society, we live in one. As long as the rules are followed. ... See more

Nick Mason and Richard Wright On 2 July 2005 Pink Floyd performed at the London Live 8 concert with Roger Waters rejoining David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rich...

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2 days ago

Sue Hayman, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and MP for Workington said this today to a Zip Off community member: ” I am extremely concerned about the proposed ... See more

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2 days ago
www.copeland.gov.uk

Do you live in Copeland? If the answer is yes have you let your M.P., Trudy Harrison, know how you feel about the zip wire proposal? If you haven't done so already then please email Trudy to let her ... See more

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