We are in the process of replacing the two bridges at Troutbeck Ford. The work will re-establish a popular bridleway which has been closed since December 2015 when one bridge was washed away and the other badly damaged by Storm Desmond. The path down from Troutbeck has been resurfaced and drainage improved and we will also reinstate the original ford, also damaged by the storm.
This work is part of the Government funded £3 million Routes to Resilience Programme and will improve accessibility and strengthen resilience to the impacts of flooding in the future. Horse riders and cyclists will be able to use the new bridges when they open early in the new year.