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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

3 days ago

Agenda for Thursday 18th January: This week a group will be walking to the Tottling Stone. If any new members want to walk up to Fisher Crag then we can split into two groups. As usual, time details ... See more

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6 days ago

If you were waiting at the Lodge in the Vale yesterday then we are really sorry. The 'Outdoors' meeting of the Thirlmere History Society had an adventure. As part of the adventure we met up with the ... See more

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1 week ago

... Up to the hill fort today. More on this, with photos, tomorrow. Sorry if you were waiting at The Lodge in the Vale. We had an adventure.. for free!

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1 week ago

Notes of the meeting of the 4th of January 2018

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1 week ago
Zip Off

You fantastic people of the Zip Off Community! 10,300
of 15,000 signatures
Awesome! Now, please pat yourselves on the back and then grab a pen and write that letter! An earlier post this evening ... See more

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1 week ago
Meeting of the 4th of January 2018

Along the shore and up to the Giant Tree

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2 weeks ago
Tony

Let's keep it this way! Thank you Tony Stephenson for taking the time to video this.

Thirlmere History

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2 weeks ago

Meeting of 28th December 2017

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1 day ago
Plans to criss-cross reservoir with zip wires is an abomination

Another heartfelt piece from Melvyn Bragg. Thank you Sir for saying what we all think, and thank you for sharing your thoughts of this appalling proposal with the wider world.

Thirlmere reservoir in Cumbria (pictured) is at risk of becoming a theme park thanks to developers who wish to install eight zip-wire rides across the gigantic lake.

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1 day ago

Thanks to Nick Holmes for alerting us to this one !

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1 day ago
Conservation news: Plans rejected for South Lakeland development | The Great Outdoors

...Plans rejected but note the mention of the potential for an appeal!

Friends of the Lake District welcome news that applications for industrial developments near Old Hutton have been rejected

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1 day ago
Sandford Principle - Wikipedia

THE SANDFORD PRINCIPLE

Its worth giving this a more detailed look as we await the planners decision. Seems like a no brainer to me given the ... See more

The Sandford Principle is a concept in the management of protected landscapes in the United Kingdom. It is called the Sandford Principle after Lord Sandford who chaired the National Parks Policy ... See more

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