Northern Distinctive Area

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Lakeshore path at Scarness restored - December 2017

The path at Scarness leads down to the beautiful shores of Bassenthwaite lake. It is a perfect spot for a short stroll along the shores on a sunny day.

The path,  badly damaged by Storm Desmond in December 2015, has recently been restored and made more resilient by the R2R team. The work carried out includes:

  • Replacing the existing drainage with larger capacity pipes.
  • Relaying 200m of footpath.
  • Repairing and raising 40m of boardwalk.

A damaged path that has been repaired

Before and after of wooden boardwalk at Scarness


Caldbeck riverside path restored

Caldbeck is a picturesque village nestled on the edge of the Lake District providing a gateway to the Northern Fells. It is a vibrant place in which bustling local businesses offer a warm welcome to visitors and locals.

Storm Desmond caused significant damage locally, affecting several popular routes. One such riverside path was recently restored by the R2R team, who:

  • rebuilt a section of revetment wall;
  • re-profiled the river bank with rock armour; and
  • excavated and relaid 130m of footpath.