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Lake District Authority launches survey on the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway path

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People are being asked for their views on how one of Cumbria's most popular walking and cycling paths should be repaired after the floods of 2015.

Following the floods, the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway path suffered serious damage.

Two of the old railway bridges that cross the River Greta, and around 200 metres of the path surface were washed away.

One of the remaining railway bridges (Rawsome Bridge) was left severely damaged and at risk of collapse.

The Lake District National Park Authority is now asking for the views of local residents on how the route should be repaired:

We are currently looking at options to reconnect the Railway Path and would like to hear from people who use the route, if its closure has had an impact on you and what things you would like to see in the final design. Please take part in our 5-10 minute survey by 15 January 2017.

In the interest of public safety we have closed off all damaged and missing bridges in the remaining half of the route and we ask everyone to take note of the warning signs and not to remove any of the safety fencing or notices.

– Lake District National Park Press Release

You can take part in the survey here.