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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
Photos from Thirlmere History Society's post

Many thanks to Ralph for sending in these images. They were taken on the 31st of March this year and are from the eastern side of Thirlmere. The Thirlmere History Society also wandered along the ... See more

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7 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

For info

We mentioned a while back that we were aware that a Freedom of Information request, regarding information submitted to the MoD/DIO in advance of the planning application, had been sent by a member of ... See more

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7 months ago
Images From a Warming Planet

Some of you may be interested in attending this...

Ashley Cooper has spent the last thirteen years travelling to every continent on the planet to document the causes and impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy, the only ... See more

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8 months ago
Florence Arts Centre

... Hope you don't mind me posting this. Florence Arts Centre needs help. It is not only a unique place to visit in terms of its art exhibitions but it is a wonderful music venue. Ed and Jean (The ... See more

We're Crowdfunding to keep Florence Arts Centre open. We think FAC is worth saving and hope you do too. Please donate if you can.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/florence-arts-centre

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8 months ago
Photos from Thirlmere History Society's post

Ref: Storm Emma damage on the western side of Thirlmere.
A few photos from Ian and Ralph - thank you for sending them in and please feel free to add your comments.
Sorry about the brevity of the ... See more

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8 months ago
Meeting

Now that the threat to Thirlmere has receded we can have some fun! Ed and I are thinking of bringing our kayak along. Also, now the weather is improving perhaps a picnic would be an idea. We will ... See more

Please note that Thirlmere History Society will now meet on a monthly basis. Our next meeting will be on the 1st of March. Unless stated otherwise we meet at 12 noon at Armboth car park for the ... See more

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8 months ago
7th March 2018

'Custodians'. Really? A couple of members of the Thirlmere History Society made a brief visit to the western road this afternoon.
Please note that these photos have not been edited in any way.

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8 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

We would like to thank those who are going to speak to the committee about this matter.

The retrospective planning application, made by United Utilities, in connection with the 'upgrade' to the forest track leading to Fisher Crag will be discussed by the Planning Committee tomorrow. We ... See more

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8 months ago

Please note that there are a number of trees down if you are heading out to the western side of Thirlmere. Some were across the road on Thursday.

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8 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

I want to say something about rugs being pulled from under one's feet!

Party Time! United Utilities withdraws support for zip wire plans. More to follow very soon. Thank you all for your part in this! Please share this as a lot of people got involved and we are sure ... See more

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8 hours ago
Coalition for American Heritage

"Today, most countries seem to care more about getting their historic sites onto the World Heritage List in order to benefit from UNESCO’s brand rather than discuss conservation and preservation, ... See more

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17 hours ago
Stop Moorside and Nuclear Dumping in the Lake District

Please write and support Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

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2 months ago
Keep Penrith Special

Can anyone help with this please?🤗

Take a peek at this photo from page 17 of the masterplan. We would like help with how it was made up (? What else has been made up? ). Seems to us the photo(s) must have been taken by St Andrews ... See more

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2 months ago
Friends of the Lake District

Have your say.

Friends of the Lake District are currently considering the Whinlatter Forest Plan 2018. If you would like to respond to the consultation, follow the link below. Our response is ... See more

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