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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 weeks ago
Tunnel vision as pipeline plan progresses

The tunnel is part of a £300m United Utilities scheme to help supply drinking water to west Cumbria.

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3 weeks ago
Britain’s national parks ‘risk losing UN nature reserve status’ because wildlife dying out so fast

It seems more than careless...perhaps too much focus on festooning the hillsides with zip wires and gondolas...and not enough on caring for what should be on the fells!

‘National parks are now places where wildlife goes to die’

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4 weeks ago
Founder of Cumbrian zoo where 500 animals died plans horse ranch

For info!

David Gill submits application for western-themed riding retreat in Lake District

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1 month ago
Microplastic pollution found in rivers, lakes and wetlands across...

...and the drains put in by United Utilities? All made of plastic. All draining into reservoirs

Sites from the Lake District´s Ullswater and Scotland´s Loch Lomond to the River Thames all had tiny pieces of plastic in the water, survey shows.

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2 months ago
NoGo Gondola

Your thoughts?

World Heritage Watch resolution

"On the English Lake District"

Paris, France 4 - 5 February 2019

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3 months ago
Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

So there we are then! All the best for 2019...

While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the ... See more

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4 months ago
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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4 months ago
YHA England and Wales

I don't often share sponsored posts but this one's different.

Adventure is vital. Find out what happened when we took it away from a professional adventure and gave it to five children who were missing out...

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4 months ago
Zip Off: Lakes Watch

For info

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5 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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1 month ago
NoGo Gondola

As your aware a representative of NoGo Gondola made a statement to the Park Strategy & Vision Committee on Monday 11th March. The attached letter is the response from the Committee Chairman.

Point ... See more

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1 month ago
grough — Floods hit Yorkshire Three Peaks route as rescuers warn: don't attempt challenge

Just in case you saw the earlier post re. flooding in Cumbria and thought of heading to Yorkshire...

Heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales has left many routes flooded. The Cave Rescue Organisation had this advice for anyone considering the Three Peaks Challenge: don’t!

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1 month ago
The Britannia Inn, Elterwater, Great Langdale

Please take heed of any travel/safety advice

I think the Skelwith Bridge motorway is officially closed...Unless you are in possession of waders... 😉💨🌊

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1 month ago
Friends of the Lake District

It may only be March but we're thinking ahead to summer - specifically our Summer Solstice Celebration on Friday 21st June.

What are we celebrating? Why, our 85th birthday of course! Come and ... See more

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