Diversion for walkers as repairs start at Buttermere bridge

Published on: 03 Oct 2018

Dubbs Bridge

The temporary scaffold bridge at Buttermere will be removed at the start of October.

Members of the public will still be able to access the lakeshore without any disruption and for those who wish to complete the popular loop or cross the Dubbs beck there will be a well-signposted 630 metre diversion in place.

This route, however, is not suitable for those with limited mobility including wheelchair users, families with pushchairs and the visually impaired.

The temporary bridge was put in place for the summer months as the original is damaged. Work to replace the original Dubbs Bridge will begin next summer.

Cath Johnson, Area Ranger, Lake District National Park said: “The scaffold bridge was only ever intended to be an interim measure. It is not practical or safe to keep it in place during the winter months due to the risk of very high water levels.

“We will ensure that the short diversion is well signposted and there will be a highly visible information board to ensure that visitors are kept up to date with developments.

“Work will commence with replacing the original bridge in June 2019 and it should be completed in summer next year.”

The photo shows Dubbs Bridge at Buttermere, which will be replaced next year.

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