14th October 2015

Lake District Estates a leading, family-owned Cumbrian business specialising in tourism, property and leisure best known for its Ravenglass to Eskdale Steam Railway and Ullswater 'Steamers' Lake Cruises has today signed up to the Say NO to Pylons in the Lake District campaign. 

They are very concerned that the enjoyment of many thousands of visitors to the world-famous Ravenglass Railway will be seriously affected by the new line of giant pylons which National Grid are proposing to string down the West Coast of Cumbria and around the pretty coastal village of Ravenglass.

In a statement David Little the Chief Executive explained:

"One of the main attractions for our visitors is the unspoilt beauty and the views that greet them as they travel along the line from the sea at Ravenglass to Boot at the foot of Scafell. This new line of pylons and associated cabling will be seriously in your face as you leave Ravenglass and head for the hills and when you approach the village on the return journey. The panoramic views at the start of the journey will be badly affected. We hope that National Grid will reconsider their decision to propose an on-shore, above ground route through this special landscape of the Lake District National Park.”

We welcome Lake District Estates to the campaign and thank them for raising awareness of the damage that the North West Coast Connections project will cause to tourism businesses if the lines are taken overhead as pylons.