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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 year 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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1 year 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 year ago
ZipoffHonister

I know that some of you are following this proposal with interest. Full details are on the LDNPA Planning Portal if you want to take a ... See more

The Wainwright Society objects to the Honister zip wire proposal:
"The previous planning application was refused, one reason given being that ‘National Park designation confers the highest status ... See more

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1 year ago
a guide to the Launchy Ghyll Forest Trail Thirlmere

We recently picked up this book at a bookshop in Carlisle (price £2). The date on the inside of the front cover is handwritten: June 1965.
Note: Currently the Launchy Ghyll loop walk CANNOT be done ... See more

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1 year ago
Ban 4x4s from Lake District, UN urged

Looks like somewhere else needs a history society🤗

To Alfred Wainwright, the greatest connoisseur of walking in the Lake District, a small patch of land just north of Coniston Water was perhaps “the loveliest in Lakeland”. Today that same ... See more

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1 year ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

... and here is the link. Nothing new on it but at least the info is getting shared a bit more

Here's a link to United Utilities website with details of what they are doing at Thirlmere following the destruction caused by recent storms. We'll post up the jpegs of their leaflet later. The ... See more

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1 year ago
New boss wants 'radical' National Trust

Here's what an ecologist has to say on the Lake District: "Alexander Lees, a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, views the imposing peaks and valleys of the Lake District as "desolate, ... See more

The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

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1 year ago
United Utilities

Updated info from U.U.

Due to storm damage around #Thirlmere, some public footpaths and car parks and the west road are still closed. We want you to enjoy your day and go home safe so please stay off the closed footpaths ... See more

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1 year ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

Please see info re. the road closure. We will continue to share info from the Zip Off page on this matter to keep everyone updated.

Reference Thirlmere western road - update: In response to a message received by Zip Off this morning a member of the Zip Off Community contacted United Utilities. The following is their response: ... See more

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1 year 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago
Accesstheoutdoorguide

Looks like a grand day!

A fantastic day, returning the stone to the summit of Blencathra John Beamson

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1 month ago
Mountain Weather Information Service

Weather info for if you are heading to the fells.

We can't emphasise enough that this week it will be WINTER on UK mountains. Don't assume just because it's April it won't be that bad. Freezing levels 400-700m; higher summit temps of sub -5C ... See more

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