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Latest news from across the Lake District National Park

Official Opening of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail with Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of Lake District National Park Mayor of Keswick Paul Titley and Holly and Monty from local schools

End of the line for construction as new Keswick to Threlkeld Railway trail is reopened

Exactly five years after Storm Desmond hit Cumbria and destroyed the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway trail, the new and improved route is being opened for the local community and visitors to enjoy.

Posted: 04 December 2020

Fell Top Assessors

Lake District Fell Top Assessors return

The Lake District National Park’s Fell Top Assessor team return today for the 2020 winter season. They might just have one of the most socially distanced roles in the UK. Long before this year’s coronavirus pandemic the Fell Top Assessors have been used to working in solitary conditions to keep walkers safe on the fells.

Posted: 30 November 2020

view inside the big tunnel

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

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