Over the weekend of 5th and 6th of December 2015, unprecedented floods swept 2 bridges off their abutments between Keswick
A section of trackbed was also washed out where the river became unusually swollen and changed course.
Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) and Sustrans are keen to re-open the path between Keswick and Threlkeld as soon
Loss of the route is affecting business such as accommodation providers, cycle hire, pubs and outdoor
shops at both ends.
CKP Railways plc has had discussions with LDNPA management on ways to recover
the situation with quick fixes that would not compromise re-ienstatement of railway bridges later.
LDNPA has policies in place to protect the route for future sustainable transport use.