Cumbria County Council has made a temporary closure of the unsealed road (U5001) that runs between high Tilberthwaite and Little Langdale. We thought it would be worthwhile explaining a little bit more about the work that is going to happen and how the closure might affect your usage of the route.
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.
Cumbria County Council and The National Trust are funding the required repair works and the Lake District National Park Authority is providing time and staff resources to manage the contract. Once these repairs are completed and we understand more about the usage of the route it will enable us all to decide what the most appropriate long-term management of this route should be.
Not all of the road will be closed for all of the time, and nothing will be closed to walkers and mountain bikers. The signage below explains what will happen in more detail.
The practical work will begin on Monday 3 September, and it is hoped that the work will be completed within two months, and then there will be a settling-in period before vehicles are allowed back onto the route.
Please see the attached Site Notice for further information.
For further information and Frequently Asked Questions about this route, click here.