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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

Should be 'wilful' but you get the drift

https://www.savethelakedistrict.com/blog

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1 month 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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3 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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3 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

A bit more on the decision regarding Warcop...here's a quote to record for posterity: "The MoD has said it will maintain public access on the land and has no plans for development. "

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8 months ago
YHA England and Wales

I don't often share sponsored posts but this one's different.

Adventure is vital. Find out what happened when we took it away from a professional adventure and gave it to five children who were missing out...

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1 week ago
2019-07-15 - Great Gully Rescue Wasdale

Further information about the incredible rescue at Wasdale. Absolutely awesome team 👏👏. Some kit was damaged/had to be left behind. If you are thinking of donating some money then I am sure ... See more

Video 30 fps at high upload

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1 week ago
grough — Mountain rescuers' new leaflet urges hillgoers to plan ahead to avoid callouts

"MREW’s vice-chair and operations lead Mike Margeson said: “The idea for a leaflet was initially developed in Cumbria by the regional organisation there, the Lake District Search and Mountain ... See more

Rescue organisations in England and Wales have released their latest version of a leaflet aimed at increasing safety for outdoor enthusiasts. The new leaflet emphasises the need to plan and prepare ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Terry Abraham - Outdoors Filmmaker and Photographer

Sunny, hot day out. Not my kind of day but it was made all the better by Mark Richards and David Felton of ‘Countrystride’. I was filming them talking about the Ullswater Way for my Helvellyn ... See more

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4 weeks ago
What Does Climate Change Really Mean for Cumbria?

We thought that this would be of interest... it's a 'look into the future' for Cumbria. https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/what-does-climate-change-really-mean-for-cumbria

Sir Martin Holdgate CB, Emeritus President of Friends of the Lake District and renowned environmental scientist and international conservationist, presents a future vision for the Cumbrian landscape.

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