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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 months ago
Music of Cumberland & Westmorland

For those who have not been able to get to a concert so far you may like to sit back and listen at home. Look out for ghostly appearance... I shall say no more 😀

A website dedicated to old music from Cumberland and Westmorland.

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4 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

Has anyone seen the plot as the Lake District National Park Authority seems to have lost it? If found please return it to Murley Moss asap!

The path was damaged by Storm Desmond - now, instead of restoring it there are plans to tarmac it:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-49268888

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5 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

Should be 'wilful' but you get the drift

https://www.savethelakedistrict.com/blog

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6 months ago
STOP TARMAC ON KESWICK RAILWAY PATH

It's never ending isn't it?

The Cumbria Wildlife Trust administers the CWS scheme and explains these sites have considerable nature conservation value in natural heritage for habitats and species of national importance. The ... See more

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8 months ago
Tunnel vision as pipeline plan progresses

The tunnel is part of a £300m United Utilities scheme to help supply drinking water to west Cumbria.

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8 months ago
Britain’s national parks ‘risk losing UN nature reserve status’ because wildlife dying out so fast

It seems more than careless...perhaps too much focus on festooning the hillsides with zip wires and gondolas...and not enough on caring for what should be on the fells!

‘National parks are now places where wildlife goes to die’

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9 months ago
Founder of Cumbrian zoo where 500 animals died plans horse ranch

For info!

David Gill submits application for western-themed riding retreat in Lake District

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9 months ago
Microplastic pollution found in rivers, lakes and wetlands across...

...and the drains put in by United Utilities? All made of plastic. All draining into reservoirs

Sites from the Lake District´s Ullswater and Scotland´s Loch Lomond to the River Thames all had tiny pieces of plastic in the water, survey shows.

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10 months ago
NoGo Gondola

Your thoughts?

World Heritage Watch resolution

"On the English Lake District"

Paris, France 4 - 5 February 2019

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11 months ago
Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

So there we are then! All the best for 2019...

While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the ... See more

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3 months ago
Contract Shepherd

United Utilities, Keswick

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3 months ago
Campaign launched to fund animal oxygen masks for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

If anyone wants to donate

A CAMPAIGN is underway to raise funds for specialist oxygen masks to save the lives of animals caught up in fires.

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4 months ago
Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire's Moors

Yorkshire Water leases eleven sections of moorland across the county for grouse shooting.

Breeding birds are being driven to local extinction by grouse moor management practices conducted on ... See more

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4 months ago
What Makes the Lake District a World Class Attraction?

I think this sums up how most of us feel

Perspective: Local Community - With 40,000 people living and working here, the Lakes have always been far more than just an ‘attraction’. So why would Friends of the Lake District use the word ... See more

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