River follows its natural course again

A project to reverse the once straightened River Leith near Penrith is underway.

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River is back to its natural course

The course of a river near Penrith has been changed dramatically. A £100,000 restoration project has been underway to reverse the historic straightening of the River Leith and return it to a more natural, meandering state.

The old route has been dug out and the water is being diverted into the former channel.

Matthew Taylor reports:

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