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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

2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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10 months ago
Contract Shepherd

United Utilities, Keswick

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10 months ago
Campaign launched to fund animal oxygen masks for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

If anyone wants to donate

A CAMPAIGN is underway to raise funds for specialist oxygen masks to save the lives of animals caught up in fires.

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11 months ago
Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire's Moors

Yorkshire Water leases eleven sections of moorland across the county for grouse shooting.

Breeding birds are being driven to local extinction by grouse moor management practices conducted on ... See more

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11 months ago
What Makes the Lake District a World Class Attraction?

I think this sums up how most of us feel

Perspective: Local Community - With 40,000 people living and working here, the Lakes have always been far more than just an ‘attraction’. So why would Friends of the Lake District use the word ... See more

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