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Torch route and road closure information

The Olympic torch returns to the Border region on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday (20th June) it travels from Brough through Appleby and onto Penrith before arriving for the first time in Carlisle.

On Thursday (21st June) The torch starts it's journey in Dumfries and Galloway it travels through Dumfries, Annan, Eastriggs and Gretna. It then travels through Cumbria visiting Wigton, Aspatria, Maryport, Flimby, Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth Keswick, Grasmere, and Ambleside before finishing at Bowness where a torch celebration will carry on into the evening.

For more specific timings and road closures see below.

Torch route and road closures:

Wednesday 20th June:

Brough: Advance convoy from 3.56pm Torch bearers 4.03 - 4.08

Route: Upper Street (B6276) along New road (B6276) to 40mph sign.Road closures: 3pm - 5pm market street, upper Market street, Bridge street, Mill race and B6276 New Road.

Appleby; Advance convoy from 4.12pm torch bearers 4.19pm - 4.36pmRoute: Bondgate, the Sands, Battlebarrow to national speed limit sign.

Road closures: From 3.15 - 6pm affecting the Sands between junction with Garths Head Road and B6542 Bridge Street.

Parking restrictions along the torch route.

Penrith: Advance convoy at 4.49pm torch bearers 4.55 - 5.41pm

Route: Bridge lane (A6), Victoria road,


Southend road, Victoria Road, King Street, Devonshire street, Middlegate, Duke street, Scotland road to national speed limit sign.

Road closures: Between 4pm and 7pm: A6 from King street Co-op to glen Cottage hotel, U3501 LIttle Dockray from Middlegate to Cornmarket, A6 Market square (west bound), U3538 Rowcliffe Lane (from Crown square to Market square), Devonshire Street (from Middlegate to Market Square), Middlegate (from Brunswick Road to Devonshire street), Southend Road South (from Victoria Road/Bridge lane to Ullswater FE centre).

Carlisle: Torch and convoy arriving around 18.06

Route: Warwick road, Victoria Place, Spencer street, Warwick Road, The Crescent, English street, Castle street, Finkle street, Fisher street, Market Street, West Tower street, Dacre road, Bitts Park.

There'll be a rolling road closure, police outriders will stop traffic at all junctions until the cavalcade passes, after which the road will reopen.

Road closures:

Warwick road (5.45 - 6.30 from junction with M6 Junction 43 to junction with Victoria Place)

Victoria place: (5.45- 6.30 from Junction with Warwick Road to junction with Spencer Street)

English Street (6.30 - 6.45 from junction with victoria viaduct to Castle street / Scotch street) Bank Street (midday until 7pm)

Castle street, Finkle Street, Fisher street and Market street between 6.15pm - 6.45pm

Devonshire walk: 8am - midnight (from junction with Mayors drive to junction with Castle way)

Dacre road 8am - midnight (from junction with Devonshire walk to junction with West Tower Street)

Mayors drive 8am - midnight (from junction with Devonshire walk to Sheepmount athletics stadium)

Castleway 6.40 - 6.45 (both east and west bound slip roads to west tower street)

West Walls 6pm - 6.45pm

Parking restrictions: No parking on Finkle street 7am - 7pm. No parking on Castle street, St Mary's Gate Fisher street and Market street from midday to 7pm.

Blue badge holders will not be able to park in the city centre.

June 21st:**

***Dumfries* 07.50 - 08.25

The route: Burns statue, Buccleugh street, Whitesands, Bank street, High street, Great King street, Loreburn street,English street, Annan road to Brownrigg Loaning junction.

Dumfries town centre will operate a viewing are near the midsteeple for people with a disability, who willl also be able to reserve a parking space at 01387 253820

Annan: 08.25 torch bearer convoy from 08.45 - 09.00

Music and celebrations 20 minutes before the torch arrival.

The route: Church street (B721) Scott's Street to the B721 roundabout.

Eastriggs: celebrations from 08.45 torch convoy: 09.05 - 09.20

The route: Annan road B721 to the natonal speed limit sign.

Gretna: celebrations from 09.05 torch convoy 09.25 - 09.41

The route: Annan road B721 from Gretna road sign, Glasgow Road (B7076) to national speed limit sign

Carlisle: Kingstown road to Wigton road:

Rolling road block from 10.15; Kingstown road, Scotland Road, Hardwick Circus, Castleway and Wigton Road leaving the city aorund 11am

Wigton; Advance convoy from 11.11 torch bearers 11.16 - 11.30

The route: King Street (B5302) from Howrigg Bank Junction, West road to Green acres junction.

No road closures but delays expected as convoy moves through town.

Aspatria: Advance convoy 113.6 torch bearers 11.41 -11.58

Route: Park road (A596) to Lawson street, King street, Queen street, West street to national speed limit sign.

No road closures but delays expected

Maryport: Advance convoy from 12.08 torch bearers 12.13 -12.38

Route: A596 onto Curzon Street, main road along A596 to Flimby.

No road closures but delays are expected.

Flimby: Advance convoy from 12.26 torch relay from 12.31 -12.44

Route: A596, Fothergill, Station road to West lane junction.

No road closures but delays expected.

Workington: Advance convoy from 12.55 torch relay 1pm - 14.58

Route: New Bridge road (A597) from William street junction, Solway road, Station road (B5297), Oxford street, Washington street , Ramsey Brow, Stainburn road.


Ramsey Brow Washington street Harrington Road, Moss Bay Road to Poole road junction.

No road closures but delays expected

Whitehaven: Advance celebrations from 14.00 torch bearers convoy 3.10pm - 3.36pm

Route: New road (A5094), Bransty Brow, George street, Church Street, Duke Street, Scotch Street, Lowther Street, East Strand, North Shore road, New road (A5094) to 40pmh sign.

Road closures: New Road and Lowther street closed from 1pm. Parking suspended along the route and Strand street loading bays closed.Cockermouth; Advance convoy from 3.45pm torch bearers from 3.50pm - 4.02pm

Route:Low road, Crown street (A5086), Main street, Castlegate, Castlegate drive to national speed limit sign.

Road closures: Main street will be closed from Gallowbarrow to station street.

Keswick: Advance convoy from 4.25pm torch convoy from 4.30 - 4.53pm

Route: B5289 HIgh Hill from Keswick town sign (A5271) Main street, Bank street, Penrith road, Chestnut hill (A591) to Lonsties junction.

Road closures: no road closures but delays expected

Grasmere: Advance celebrations from 5pm torch bearers convoy form 5.38pm - 6.01pm

Route: A591 from village sign, Swan lane (B5287) Broadagte Meadow, Swan Lane, Broadgate, Stock lane A591 then on an open topped bus.

Road closures: B5387 for 30 minutes between 4.30pm - 6.30pm on from northern junction with A591 at Swan lane to southern junction with A591 at Stock lane roundabout.

Ambleside: Advance celebrations from 6pm torch convoy from 6.18pm - 6.51pm

Route: Open topped bus to Greenbank junction on Rydal road (A591), Lake road, Wansfell Road, Borrans road (A5095), Borrans Park Borrans road.

Road closures; A5095 Borrans road for 30 minutes between 5.30 - 7.30pm

Bowness: Advance celebrations from 6.10 torch convoy arrives 6.51pm

Route: Waterhead pier, across Windermere by steamer to Bowness pier, Promenade, Glebe road, evening celebrations on the Glebe.

Road closures: U5770 Glebe road 3pm Wednesday 20th June until 11am Friday 22nd June from the A592 junction to caravan site at Braithwaite fold. A592 Lake road from 7pm -9pm.

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