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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

9 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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9 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

For info

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9 months ago
Beast from the East to blast the UK with SEVERE cold & HEAVY snowfall!

Nooooooo

The UK looks set to see a return from an old friend that visited twice in March this year. Model outputs are increasingly pointing to a bitterly cold Easterly. The pattern will come about due to a …

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11 months ago
Friends of the Lake District

Further consultation on this if you want to write in

https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/faqs/aerial-flight-at-honister-slate-mine

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1 year ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

Good discussion going on this on Zip Off: Lakes Watch

We would once again like to draw your attention to the Lake District Core Strategy, which underpins all planning decisions in the National Park. ... See more

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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 year 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
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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1 month 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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4 months ago
Northern England hen harrier hotline re-opens

If you are lucky enough to see one of these truly magnificent masters/mistresses of flight then please call in. There are a few people who don't value them and these birds need our protection. Thank ... See more

The RSPB has re-opened its hen harrier hotline for members of the public to report sightings of this highly persecuted bird of prey: Tel 0845-4600121 (calls charged at local rate). [Photo by Tim Me…

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4 months ago
Mountain Weather Information Service

Beware of a cold front!

We might have been fooling about snow this morning 🤨 but the forecast for wintry mountains in the days ahead is perfectly true. A cold front moves eastwards on Tuesday, followed by showers of snow ... See more

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