Walkers return to popular Keswick to Threlkeld rail path

Credit: Lake District National Park

A new section of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path has opened to walkers, after it was seriously damaged by flooding in 2015.

Work on a 3.5-kilometre diversion means walkers can follow a track off the old rail line and on to a 45-metre causeway leading to the Brundholme road and on to Threlkeld village.

The popular path was destroyed by Storm Desmond, which washed away two major bridges, over 200-metres of track and affected other structures.