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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

7 months ago
Granada Reports

Perhaps we can come up with a poem about the road closure.

Take a look at this stunning tribute to the Lake District as the region celebrates being awarded Unesco World Heritage status.

Watch in full here: https://bit.ly/2MHsawV

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8 months ago
‘Get Will Up A Hill’ – Paralysed local councillor to climb Helvellyn to raise money for local play areas Cumbria Crack

Will is asking for some help!
Will said: “Many people will remember the challenge from last year. This time we’ve got our sights set on something closer to home to raise money to refurbish the ... See more

Ambleside and Grasmere councillor Will Clark has set his sights on Helvellyn as part of a campaign to raise funds for local play parks.

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8 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

Does anyone know if these things need to be lit up please?

We believe that someone has written in to the LDNPA to request details of a 'Lake District Gondola Feasability Study' as mentioned by Mr Leafe (LDNPA CEO) at the Braithwaite Institute meeting on ... See more

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8 months 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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10 months 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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10 months 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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10 months 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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1 week ago
grough — Floods hit Yorkshire Three Peaks route as rescuers warn: don't attempt challenge

Just in case you saw the earlier post re. flooding in Cumbria and thought of heading to Yorkshire...

Heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales has left many routes flooded. The Cave Rescue Organisation had this advice for anyone considering the Three Peaks Challenge: don’t!

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1 week ago
The Britannia Inn, Elterwater, Great Langdale

Please take heed of any travel/safety advice

I think the Skelwith Bridge motorway is officially closed...Unless you are in possession of waders... 😉💨🌊

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1 week ago
Friends of the Lake District

It may only be March but we're thinking ahead to summer - specifically our Summer Solstice Celebration on Friday 21st June.

What are we celebrating? Why, our 85th birthday of course! Come and ... See more

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1 week ago
Storm Gareth: Speed limits reduced on trains

Update on rail travel

Temporary speed limits are being put in place across the railway in the North West and Cumbria tonight as weather conditions worsen.

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