Improvement works planned for popular Tilberthwaite track

Published on: 28 Aug 2018

Photo shows Tilberthwaite track before work begins on 3 September

A partnership funded by the Lake District National Park (LDNP), Cumbria County Council and The National Trust will undertake significant repairs to the Tilberthwaite road this autumn.

The work will start on 3 September and is expected to take around six to eight weeks to complete.

During this time the Tilberthwaite public road between High Tilberthwaite Farm and the Langdale Road at Fell Foot Bridge will be closed to all vehicles but will remain open for walkers and mountain bikers.

The road was originally a well-built stone road that served agricultural and quarrying activities and, as such, forms part of the historic heritage of the area.

However, in recent years the condition of this route has worsened significantly and it has been agreed that remedial action is now needed to preserve the road and prevent further erosion.

These major resurfacing and drainage works will be carried out in a sympathetic and sustainable way and will result in improved access for all road users.

The LDNP will carry out the work on behalf of the partnership. Steve Tatlock, LDNP Park Management Team Leader said: “This represents a significant investment from all partners to ensure improved access for users and to minimise further environmental damage.

“We aim to complete these works as quickly as we can and with as little disruption as possible, but road users should be aware that they will need to plan ahead for journeys during this time.  

"Once these repairs are completed and we understand more about the usage of the route it will enable us to decide what the most appropriate long-term management of this route should be.”

To find out more about green roads take a look on the LDNP website http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/green_roads

Photo shows Tilberthwaite track before work begins on 3 September.

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