Cumbria floods update - 9 December 2015

Published on: 09 Dec 2015

Our rangers have been out in the national park assessing the areas affected by the weekend’s flooding and are placing cordons where there is a safety issue with access. We are asking people to take cordons and signs seriously and not to cross them. Even when it appears safe to do so, it is crucial people adhere to the cordons and do not risk their lives.

We are undertaking a detailed and prioritised survey of bridges, path surfaces and trees to support access to communities and the rights of way network.

Businesses and communities are keen to welcome people back to the Lake District. For an up-to-date list of road closures, check Cumbria County Council’s website.

If you are planning to go walking in the Lake District in the near future, we recommend you take suitable precautions, including checking the weather on the Lake District Weatherline website or by following @LakesWeather on Twitter and be aware that paths are loose and ground may be less stable underfoot. Our advice remains consistent when walking on the fells: if you are unsure whether it is safe to continue along a route, please consider turning back.

If you see bridges, paths or tree damage that needs reporting please contact our area rangers.

We are hoping to open our tourist information centre in Keswick at the weekend. Ullswater and Bowness TICs remain closed.

Further information is available on our Cumbria floods update page.

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