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Piranha to be Introduced to Lake Windermere

Piranhas - In the Steinhart Aquarium

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Local authorities at Lake Windermere have announced that over the summer months Piranha will be introduced into the lake with a view to reducing the levels of perch.

Perch levels in the river have hit an all time high over the winter months and have started to feed on smaller insects, fish and plant life. This unbalancing of the ecosystem has forced the authorities to look into ways of reducing the levels of perch.

Apirl Jones from the local authority commented “Levels of perch are too high at the moment and following consultation with marine biologists we have decided that Piranah will be brought in to reduce the levels of perch”.

The Piranah will be penned off to start with so they can adapt to the water levels in the lake.

 

EDIT: Check the date !!! 🙂

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The Lakes TV Show ITV

Tonight saw the second episode of ITV’s the lakes. Sponsored by Regatta the progress looks at the life, people and events of the Lake District. Presented by Rory McGrath tonights episode followed Appleby annual Horse Fair, owners of an American-themed B&B in Ambleside and the Ullswater sailing regatta.

The Lakes can be seen every Monday at 8:00 or online on the ITV player. Head over to the mini site for more details http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/thelakes/.

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Planned zip wire for Lake District mountain

Zip wire
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A high altitude zip wire is being planned for a mountain in the Lake District. At 2,126 ft (648 m) high, the proposed Lancaster Aerial Flight will not be for the feint-hearted.

The zip wire will replicate a similar construction which existed there more than 80 years ago. The proposed zip wire will involve installing a cable running from the top of Fleetwith Pike down to the Honister Slate Mine Visitor Centre.

If the plans are approved, the attraction could open in the summer.

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New Visitor Centre For the Lake District

Sunset at Windermere
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Plans have been revealed for a £24 million visitor centre in the Lake District. The plan involves a redevelopment of the Brockhole Visitor Centre into a brand new centre for all tourist activity in the Lake District.

It’s hoped that the development will be funded by mony from the LDNPA with grants from Heritage Lottery and the North West Regional Development Agency.

Specific details include an area for outdoor events for 5,000 people, a Go Ape high-wire forest adventure, adventure playground, watersports centre and a second jetty on lake Windermere.