Proposal for a Thirlmere Activity Hub

The Cumbrian company Treetop Trek Ltd has been working on its proposals for what has been termed a ‘Thirlmere Activity Hub’ comprising of an 18km family friendly cycleway and two zip wires across the middle of Thirlmere.
The company has launched its plans for consultation prior to submitting a planning application to the Lake District National Park Authority – so it wants feedback on its plans before taking them forward.

There was a drop-in session for the public at Thirlmere on August 1st and further information can be found on the company’s website. This website includes a map showing the locations of the proposed zip wires, east-west across the middle of Thirlmere and an on-line form for sending comments.

There is also information on the Friends of the Lakes website.

The cycle way element of the development could be a positive development. However the cycle way improvements are dependent upon the establishment of a zip wire for which there will be varying opinions.

Treetop Trek Ltd wants feedback and this can be done via its website. The online form can be found at www.treetoptrek.co.uk/Thirlmere – near the foot of the page.

Our club has, as part of its Objects and Powers, “…. to protect the amenities of the District …”. We objected to the zip wires on Honister and at Glenridding. Both were refused planning permission.

Please do read about these proposals and submit your comments.

Paul Exley

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