Bill Bryson, author of well known books such asNotes From A Small Island’, ‘A Short History Of Nearly Everything’ and ‘The Road To Little Dribbling’ has signed up to our campaign to stop the construction of giant pylons through 24km of the Lake District national park.

We need you to do the same and support our ‘Say no to pylons in the Lake District’ campaign calling on National Grid to bury power cables underground rather than erecting new pylons within the national park.

The pylons form part of National Grid’s North West Coast Connections (NWCC) infrastructure project to run 400kV cables around the west of Cumbria from Carlisle in the north to Heysham in the south.

In support of the campaign, Bill Bryson, one of our patrons said,

"This is one of the finest landscapes on the planet. It should be cherished and nurtured." 

The author’s endorsement comes in the week that sees National Grid hosting the last in a series of 27 information events being held to show people how plans are developing for the proposed route.

It adds to growing pressure on National Grid to bury power cables underground and shelve proposals to construct pylons within the national park boundary to the west.

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