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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

5 hours ago
Zip Off

... 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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3 days 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 week 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 week ago
Zip Off

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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2 weeks 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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3 weeks ago
Zip Off

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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3 weeks 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 week ago
Ruth

This looks like a great idea. We have not had a celebration yet and could combine the litter pick with a picnic!
(This edit is an additional after consulting with some ZipOff folks.)
7th of July ... See more

Anyone at Zip Off fancy getting involved by organsing a group litter pick? Maybe in the Thirlmere area?

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1 week ago

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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2 weeks ago
Road works map (NEW) : Cumbria County Council

Reference Thirlmere: It looks as if the western road will be closed for some considerable time. Work is being done to make the area safe. Some real hazards exist in terms of trees which are toppling ... See more

road closures and roadworks, current restrictions and speed limits, current utility works, future utility works, road diversions

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2 weeks ago
BBC Cumbria

Both the zip wire and the surf park are situated outside the Snowdonia National Park boundary , so using them as examples is pointless and misleading. I don’t think anyone has objected to these ... See more

Who is the Lake District for?

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