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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

1 week ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

... in case you are not following Zip Off: Lakes Watch they are checking some facts and figures...seems like an odd oversight!

A request has been sent to the LDNPA to find out whether or not the 'Showcase Areas' were included in their response to a request for information concerning amounts of land which will be used for ... See more

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1 month ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

This may impact some of you so here's the info!

The biggest release by the Lake District National Park Authority of possible planning locations and schemes for a decade, is called the Local Plan Review; ... See more

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1 month ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested...

Here's some updated info on the proposal to turn Whinlatter into a 'major tourist hub' complete with a cable car. [Thanks to the The Keswick Reminder for reporting on this.]
The consultation is ... See more

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1 month ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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 week ago
Photos from Zip Off: Lakes Watch's post

A request has been sent to the LDNPA to find out whether or not the 'Showcase Areas' were included in their response to a request for information concerning amounts of land which will be used for ... See more

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1 week ago
coltonparishcouncil.org.uk

Here's the response from Colton Parish Council (South Lakeland). The summary is attached and you can follow the link for full details. ... See more

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1 month ago
Local Plan: Showcase Areas Map

Pooley Bridge update: There's not 1 but 3 proposed projects at Pooley Bridge! Site references 45, 42, & 49. Ideas include large long stay car and coach park, a pedestrian / cycle new Pooley Bridge ... See more

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1 month ago
Timeline Photos

This morning's instalment:
Pooley Bridge - Transport interchange hub. Quote: "particularly seeing improved connectivity between Pooley Bridge and Waterfoot involving innovative linkages". Any ... See more

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