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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.


Sign the Say NO to Zip Wires across Thirlmere petition

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

3 days ago
Zip Off

Thanks to an The Keswick Reminder reader and member of the THS for drawing this to our attention! Please discuss...

From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2639038-rowrah/30
16:20 18 May
Lakes planners suggest cable car to Whinlatter

"One of the ideas in new Lake District national park planning guidelines is a ... See more

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1 week ago

Update on yesterday's post regarding the western road at Thirlmere:
I have just spoken with someone at the Highways Department to let them know of various concerns. They are liaising with United ... See more

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1 week ago

This is an excerpt from an email written to United Utilities yesterday: "...It is very evident, even from the distance of the A591, that a lot of work has gone into clearing the fell above Dobgill ... See more

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3 weeks ago
May 2018

A few snaps of a wander westwards from Steel end car park. It may be a venue for a future meeting of the History Society. There is a cave in the rocks high up on the fell - and we need to head back ... See more

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3 weeks ago
ZipoffHonister

I know that some of you are following this proposal with interest. Full details are on the LDNPA Planning Portal if you want to take a ... See more

The Wainwright Society objects to the Honister zip wire proposal:
"The previous planning application was refused, one reason given being that ‘National Park designation confers the highest status ... See more

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3 weeks ago
a guide to the Launchy Ghyll Forest Trail Thirlmere

We recently picked up this book at a bookshop in Carlisle (price £2). The date on the inside of the front cover is handwritten: June 1965.
Note: Currently the Launchy Ghyll loop walk CANNOT be done ... See more

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1 month ago
Ban 4x4s from Lake District, UN urged

Looks like somewhere else needs a history society🤗

To Alfred Wainwright, the greatest connoisseur of walking in the Lake District, a small patch of land just north of Coniston Water was perhaps “the loveliest in Lakeland”. Today that same ... See more

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1 month ago
Zip Off

... and here is the link. Nothing new on it but at least the info is getting shared a bit more

Here's a link to United Utilities website with details of what they are doing at Thirlmere following the destruction caused by recent storms. We'll post up the jpegs of their leaflet later. The ... See more

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1 month ago
New boss wants 'radical' National Trust

Here's what an ecologist has to say on the Lake District: "Alexander Lees, a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, views the imposing peaks and valleys of the Lake District as "desolate, ... See more

The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

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1 month ago
United Utilities

Updated info from U.U.

Due to storm damage around #Thirlmere, some public footpaths and car parks and the west road are still closed. We want you to enjoy your day and go home safe so please stay off the closed footpaths ... See more

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2 days ago

consultation
kɒnsəlˈteɪʃ(ə)n/noun
noun: consultation; plural noun: consultations

the action or process of formally consulting or discussing.
"they improved standards in consultation ... See more

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3 days ago

In the light of the post a few moments ago here's this week's times and locations for the public consultations on the future plans for the Lake District.
Wed 23/05/18 Café Ambio, Lakes Motor ... See more

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3 days ago
Local News - BBC News

From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2639038-rowrah/30
16:20 18 May
Lakes planners suggest cable car to Whinlatter

"One of the ideas in new Lake District national park planning guidelines is a ... See more

BBC Local News - Get the news that's local to you

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1 week ago
Friends of the Lake District

https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/the-future-for-landscape-in-a-green-brexit

The ability to access payments for activities which protect natural capital assets could provide vital new ... See more

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