Following the floods in December 2015, 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, and Rawsome Bridge was left at risk of collapse.
Since Storm Desmond in 2015, around half of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path Multi User Trail (MUT) has been out of action, impacting on thousands of local people and visitors who enjoy the route every year. The Lake District National Park (LDNP) prioritised reconnecting this route, however it is a complex, major project that requires significant work.
The LDNP has successfully secured a commitment of £2.5 million from Highways England towards the £5.4 million projected total cost of the project.
The Lake District Foundation will be playing a leading role in raising the £3 million shortfall and will be working to secure funding from grant programmes and encouraging local businesses, visitors and residents to play a part in this exciting project.