The Lake District's Treetop Trek has been shortlisted for a county award after investing more than £50,000 in its facilities to improve the attraction’s accessibility for people with a disability.

It has been shortlisted in the Accessible and Inclusive category at this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards, which will be held next month.

The management team at the Brockhole site has been working with staff from The Bendrigg Trust on the changes, which include the installation of specialist hoisting equipment and other systems which allow wheelchair or restricted mobility users to access the top of the zipline tower and the 250 metre triple zip line down to the shore of Windermere.

All full-time staff have also taken part in Disability Awareness training.

Windermere-based firm Treetop Trek has also always operated an unlimited ‘carer goes free’ policy at all sites.

Set up in 2012 in the Lake District, Treetop Trek provides high ropes aerial adventures suitable for the whole family. Its sister attraction, Treetop Nets opened in 2014, which was the first of its kind in the UK.

A family who recently visited Brockhole said: “As grandparents of a child with physical needs, we have two aims – to help her experience as many activities as her able-bodied sister and to keep her safe.

"The thoroughness with which the teams prepared, executed and completed the experience was brilliant.”

Meanwhile, Treetop Trek’s Manchester site is a finalist in the Raring2Go Family Attraction Awards.