What is Friends of the Lake District’s position on these proposals? We object to the proposals for an Activity Hub at this location and consider they are in conflict with the purposes of the National Park (http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/aboutus/nat_parks_history). We do not think that the open countryside location is suitable for the proposed development. Zipwires across the lake will have a negative impact on the landscape of the Thirlmere valley and also on the views and tranquillity of the area. We also have concerns regarding the transport impacts of the proposal. We have previously stated that in principle we would support a sensitively designed cycle way. However, we do not consider that any potential benefits brought about by a cycle way would outweigh the detrimental impacts of the wider proposal.