The Keswick to Threlkeld path along the old railway line was badly damaged in 2015 by Storm Desmond with two of the old railway bridges that crossed the River Greta being washed away, another bridge left at risk of collapse, and around 200 metres of the path surface disappeared into the floodwaters.
One of the bridges which was lost
We were particularly upset by the loss of that path as one of our favourite walks from Keswick was along the line a couple of miles or so before turning north and then west to rise steadily back to the summit of Latrigg.
Restoring bridges doesn't come cheap so we were worried that the route would be lost for good but there is some news. The Lake District Foundation have launched an appeal to raise the £5,400,000 which is needed to restore the route and, at the time of writing, they are already almost halfway there.
You can help the appeal in a number of ways, using your credit or debit card on their JustGiving page, by texting "KTOT18 £nn (where nn is the amount you want to donate) to 70070 or by cheque made payable to "The Lake District Foundation" (please mark the back "K2T") and post it to:The Lake District Foundation
You might also like to take part in the Keswick to Threlkeld 5km Challenge. To do that:
Thank you for your support.
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