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Old railway line path

Lancashire
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Old railway line path

Does anyone know for sure if the old railway line walk to Threlkeld is open again heard rumours suggesting it is.

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merseyside
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1. Re: Old railway line path

They put a path in through brundlehome woods from the path so people could get to Threlkeld. However I believe the walkway part of the path was then closed guess to part of it being unsafe. Contact tourist information or lake district national park hopefully they can tell you.

Lake District...
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2. Re: Old railway line path

The Original Railway path has never been reopened to Threlkeld, but there was a diversion via Brundholme Woods as Amberpop says.

However they have now -This Week - closed again part of the walkway before the diversion . Repairs will take a few weeks !

If you want to walk to Threlkeld you have to stick to the North side of the River - maybe via Latrigg - its not straightforward.

Lake District...
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3. Re: Old railway line path

Walkway has now been reopened .

So Diverted path toThrelkeld is now accessible.

Warning this route does include a climb up the bank to the road (closed to traffic) in Brundholme woods; it is not a cycle track.

Edited: 04 August 2017, 18:00
merseyside
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4. Re: Old railway line path

Thanks for the update. Does the bank have a footpath or not, many thanks.

Lake District...
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5. Re: Old railway line path

There are steps up the bank.

Its not difficult but if you were expecting a flattish wide track - like the old railway one you will be very disappointed !

merseyside
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6. Re: Old railway line path

Thank you

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7. Re: Old railway line path

Talk to Cedric Martindale of CKP Railways PLC based in carlisle

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8. Re: Old railway line path

http://www.keswickrailway.com

Lake District...
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9. Re: Old railway line path

Nothing has changed since my post last year.

The actual railway path stops after 2.5km from Keswick

There is an alternative footpath route leaving the railway path just before the closure through Brundholm woods and along minor roads to Threlkeld.

Not as smooth or level as the original !

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