Thirlmere zip wire

Published: 22nd February 2018

Read the Trust's objection to a proposal for a zip wire across Thirlmere in the Lake District.

UPDATED 22 FEBRUARY 2018 - the zipwire plans have been withdrawn. You can also read an article on Friends of the Lake District's website which explains how a Freedom of Information request by Friends of the Lake District to the Lake District National Park Authority shows that Planning Officers would have recommended the application for REFUSAL on grounds of harm to the landscape if the applicant had not withdrawn the application.

8 January 2018:- The Trust has submitted an objection to a proposal for the development of a zipwire attraction, a series of improvements to the round Thirlmere cycleway, improvements to car parks, access paths and the extension and development of an existing toilet block to provide reception, changing area and toilet facility.

The Trust, which has recently taken over the management of Glenridding Common has a particular interest in the experience that walkers would have when they are approaching Helvellyn from the west.

Find out why we are concerned by reading our submission to the Lake District National Park Authority in the downloads below.