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Latest news

  • A litmus test for our national parks

    The creation of the zip wire development could set a precedent for further commercial activity around Thirlmere, the wider valley, and the Lake District National Park at large. Read more

  • Zip Wire Development across Thirlmere Threatens the Lake District

    If approved, this application would have significant harmful impacts on the landscape and tranquillity of the Thirlmere valley. Read more

  • Time runs out for Kirkby Moor wind farm

    We welcome the decision by South Lakeland District Council to refuse the application by Zephyr Investments to retain the turbines on Kirby Moor until 2027. Read more

  • Thirlmere Activity Hub

    We consider this to be a wholly inappropriate development in this location. We urge you to take immediate action, write to the Planning Authority and share your concerns about this threat to Thirlmere Read more

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  • Ancient Tree and Tree Health Training

    Training day looking at ancient trees in the landscape and at the threats posed to these and other trees by disease, particularly ash dieback. Read more