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A591 named best driving road in UK

The A591 earned high praise.

A road in Cumbria has been named the best driving route in the country.

The A591 from Kendal to Keswick was chosen by a car hire company which says it has the best combination of bends, and places to accelerate, cruise and brake.

Avis says the A591 provides the ideal driving experience, while also allowing people to enjoy the scenery.



Road accident- A591 blocked at Hollins Lane junction

The A591 is currently blocked at Hollins Lane junction, after a serious road accident.

Cumbria Police and other emergency services attended the accident, involving an HGV and a car.

The police say the A591 is likely to remain closed whilst recoveries and investigations take place.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use an alternative route.

Details of the area affected by the road block can be found on the Cumbria Police traffic link page.

Family tribute to motorcyclist killed on A591

Chris Denwood Credit: Mr Denwood's family

The family of a motorcyclist who died on the A591 near Thirlmere have paid tribute to a man who ‘died doing what he loved best’.

On Saturday 21st July, 54 year old Christopher Roger Denwood of Ritson Wharf, Maryport was riding a Triumph Sprint when he crashed near Thirlmere Reservoir.

No other vehicle was involved. Mr Denwood was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson said on behalf of his family:

“Chris died doing what he loved best - riding his bike on Lake District roads. Chris will be greatly missed by his family and friends following his untimely death.”

An investigation into the collision is continuing and police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed it to contact them.