Flood recovery rangers get to work

New park rangers Credit: Lake District Park

A new team of park rangers have been appointed to repair Storm Desmond flood damage in the Lake District.

The Lake District National Park's Routes to Resilience project will see 10 new rangers fix footpaths and bridges and flood defences.

The £3m project was announced in November 2016, with funding from the Rural Payments Agency. Routes to Resilience is an 18-month project that will:

  • Reinstate 64 bridges

  • Complete surface and drainage work on 102 paths

  • Replace 56 items of access furniture, such as stiles and gates