Campaigners are holding a protest walk against plans to build pylons across the Lake District National Park. The 50m (150ft) pylons would run from Carlisle to Heysham, Lancashire, to connect a new £10bn nuclear power plant at Moorside, Sellafield, to the grid. Power Without Pylons and Friends of the Lake District say the National Grid is “ignoring” demands for the cables to go underground in “sensitive landscapes”. The National Grid said it “fully recognises the importance” of the area. The campaign walk is taking place from Black Combe where the pylons will be visible, down to the National Park’s costal boundary and across the mouth of Duddon.
BBC 23rd April 2016 read more »