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Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

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There’s light in the Keswick to Threlkeld tunnel as trail reopening date is confirmed

The lights in the Keswick to Threlkeld Trail tunnel have been connected ahead of news that the trail will officially be reopened to the community on 5 December, on the fifth anniversary of Storm Desmond.

Posted: 25 November 2020

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail - Lake District National Park

On the right track with Keswick to Threlkeld Railway trail

There’s now only weeks to go until the £7.9 million Keswick to Threlkeld trail is fully reopened for the first time since 2015 and, following input from the local community, new branding has been agreed for the popular route.

Posted: 06 November 2020

National Park Authority confirms restructure

The Lake District National Park Authority has today confirmed a new organisational structure to secure its work in the Park, in response to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: 05 November 2020

Water Workshops

Water new way to learn for Cumbrian schools

Despite the current Covid-19 situation making group learning difficult, the Learning Team at the Lake District National Park Authority’s visitor centre, Brockhole, is looking at new ways of delivering school workshops.

Posted: 20 October 2020


Safety advice issued to Lake District walkers near cattle

Following a number of recent incidents throughout the UK with walkers being badly injured or killed by cattle, the Lake District National Park Authority and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) are issuing a joint safety advice reminder.

Posted: 14 October 2020

This photo shows the new stretch of path with underpass for farming use.

The countdown is on to the Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail reopening

The £7.9 million project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail is nearing completion with only two months to go to its long awaited reopening.

Posted: 17 September 2020

Eskdale in the Lake District

Lake District National Park Authority announces financial plan to secure future

This week, Members of the National Park Authority agreed to open a consultation on proposals to make the financial savings required to secure future services and practical work across the National Park. Like many organisations and businesses, the National Park Authority has been financially impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a budget deficit of £1.2m for 2021/22.

Posted: 04 September 2020

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