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Plans for a mile-long zip line to be erected in the Lake District are set to be resubmitted after two previous proposals were rejected.

Owners of the Honister Slate Mine have revealed they will be resubmitting plans for a new zip wire to run between Fleetwith Pike and the mine, despite proposals being rejected twice before by the Lake District National Park Authority.

The owners of the mine have said that they are hoping to submit the new plans before the end of the year and that if approved visitors that are staying in luxurious Lake District holiday cottages as well as locals will be able to test out the new zip wire sometime the following year.

Speaking to BBC Cumbria, Joe Weir, who is the co-owner of the slate mine, said, “It’s just adding to our product so we don’t go stale.

“We’ve got to keep going forward. Anything that doesn’t improve or go forward goes out of fashion.”

Proposal will be looked at carefully

The Friends of the Lake District organisation have said that they will consider the proposal, but will need to look at it carefully once it has been submitted.

Douglas Chalmers, the organisation’s director added that millions of people head to the Lake District every year and that the organisation needed to see whether this potential new attraction would benefit the wider national park.

Planning applications for the new zip wire were originally submitted back in 2010 and again in 2013 and have previously received backing from the famous Cumbrian mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington.

The owners of the Honister Slate Mine, which offers a range of tours inside the mine as well as a range of outside adventures, are hoping the revised plans will now be accepted so that visitors can enjoy this exciting new attraction.

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A mile-long zip line could be erected in the Lake District

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