Light at the end of the Tunnel in Keswick to Threlkeld Reconnection Project

Work is progressing well on the £7.9 million Lake District National Park Authority led project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.

With six months to go until project completion, construction partners Cubby Construction have released a short video detailing progress.

The most recent project landmark achieved was the safe clearance of the 80 metre long Victorian-built ‘Big Tunnel’ which was filled in the 1970s.

Mark Eccles, Head of Park Management at the Lake District National Park said: “We are pleased with how work is progressing and are on course to complete the project by the end of the year.

“The Cubby drone video highlights the extensive work that’s already been completed and the replanting that has already taken place along the trail, but there is still much to do. The next stage of the seasonal in-river works is now underway to complete bridge crossings and restore some river erosion and we will continue to keep people up to date with project progress.”

The trail remains closed whilst work continues. We ask the public to please observe on-site notices, safety fencing and look out for updates on access on our website.

Cath Johnson, Area Ranger

Join the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail Facebook group to keep up to date with the latest work and updates.