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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

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Zip Off: Lakes Watch

A bit more on the decision regarding Warcop...here's a quote to record for posterity: "The MoD has said it will maintain public access on the land and has no plans for development. "

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Zip Off: Lakes Watch

For info

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3 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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5 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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7 months 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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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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2 months ago
Mountain Rescue England and Wales

Fell Top Assessors to begin their daily walks up #Helvellyn for winter 2018/19. Follow their daily reports of weather and walking conditions on the #LakeDistrict fells here:

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2 months ago
Friends of the Lake District

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/30/zip-wire-lake-district-honister-pass

Friends of the Lake District was so concerned about how the decision to approve an application was made for ... See more

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3 months ago
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Of particular interest to those in West Cumbria!

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Your thoughts please?

A major new survey has been launched across the Lake District to gauge opinion on a charitable donation scheme using contactless debit and credit card machines.

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