Controversial plans for a zip wire attraction to be built across Thirlmere have been scrapped.
Treetop Trek made the announcement that they have withdrawn their planning application for the Thirlmere Activity Hub with immediate effect.
Mike Turner, Managing Director of Treetop Trek Ltd said:
We made it clear from the beginning of this process that we would not propose a scheme that was not supported by the MOD. To date we have received two contradictory communications with the MOD; one supporting the scheme and the other opposing the scheme.
The MOD’s internal investigation into Thirlmere and into what they would be happy with at Thirlmere is ongoing and unlikely to be resolved within the next eight weeks, so on that basis we are withdrawing the application.
We would like to sincerely thank all those who have supported us during this process. Their positivity has been hugely appreciated.”
Campaign for National Parks, who campaigned against the planning application, have welcomed the decision.
Helvellyn has been voted Britain's favourite walk in ITV's Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100, presented by Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba.
The programme featured the best places to walk across the country, with routes shortlisted right across the UK, voted for by the public.
If you missed last night's show, you can find out which other of your favourite places featured here.
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A date has been set for a decision to be made on the controversial plans for a zip wire attraction to be built across Thirlmere.
The Lake District National Park will hold their meeting on Wednesday 7 March 2018, a month later than anticipated.
A petition objecting to the application has received 13,535 signatures. There have also been 3,476 letters and emails of objections and 163 in favour.
MP for Penrith and the Border, Rory Stewart, has suggested a £5 increase on council tax to contribute towards flood defences.
The Conservative MP said the proposal could bring in £500,000 a year and is already in place in other parts of the country.
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A Cumbrian mountaineer and his team have captured images of a rare 'solar corona' display on their expedition in Antarctica.
Leo Houlding, from the Lake District, along with Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon are on a journey to climb the 750m south buttress of a peak called the Spectre.
The 'solar corona' they spotted shows the outermost part of the sun's atmosphere, usually seen during a solar eclipse.
Leo sent this message:
We’ve seen a few halos around the sun, but yesterday either somebody slipped something into our porridge or we were blessed to witness an utterly psychedelic, three dimensional display of polar sun refraction and reflection.
For about half an hour we were overawed by what we were seeing. Photos don’t do it justice - it was truly amazing."
The team still have 850km to cover before they complete their Antarctic journey, which started in early November.
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If you're thinking of heading out over the festive period, rememeber that conditions can be treacherous when there's ice and snow around and it's vital to have the right equipment to stay safe:
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