Does this mean that Friends of the Lake District is against all zip wires? No, we are not against zip wire development. We consider the most appropriate location for this type of activity is within forested areas where there is the capacity to accommodate the impacts. There are successful zip wire and high rope attractions in the Lake District at Brockhole, Grizedale and Whinlatter, none of which we have objected to. Given that there are limited opportunities to develop such sites in the Lake District we consider that such development would be better placed outside the National Park. We will only ever object if we feel a proposal for development carries a significant threat of harm to the environment. We objected to less than 1% of all planning applications submitted last year, so you'll see that we only respond if there is a significant threat of harm.