Pylons are to be removed from a west country beauty spot under plans by the National Grid to limit eyesores on the landscape.
Overhead power lines will be taken down in parts of the Tamar Valley between Ellbridge in Cornwall and Tamerton Foliot in Devon. It means residents and visitors could soon enjoy uninterrupted views along the river.
Campaigners opposed to plans to build new pylons across the Somerset Levels organised a walk to a viewing point in the Mendips today. They wanted to show members of National Grid and local councillors how the new constructions will impact on the countryside.
Alexandra Lodge joined them at the top of Crook Peak:
Marc Collins from 'No Moor Pylons' says pylons will destroy areas of outstanding natural beauty.
MP Tessa Munt, has joined campaigners who are walking along Crook Peak today to raise awareness of plans by the National Grid to install pylons across the county’s countryside.
The Lib Dem MP for Wells says there are other viable options such as underground cabling. She's been campaigning against plans for new pylons through Somerset for almost 3 years