What is being proposed? Expand Tree Top Trek has submitted a proposal for the creation of an activity hub at Thirlmere. The proposals include a zip wire attraction travelling across Thirlmere east-west on two aerial lines. Each line would consist of a quadruple zip wire (so 8 wires in total). The lines would be approximately 1000m and 1200m in length spanning Thirlmere. The development would also use the existing toilet block at Swirls Car Park by extending this and using it for a reception base for the zip wire. This is accompanied by proposals to modify the existing car park at Swirls, alongside Dobgill and Armboth to alter the layout and accommodate additional parking. The final part of the application is for improvements to cycling infrastructure around Thirlmere to create a ‘family friendly’ 18km cycle route.