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Help reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld old railway path

The old railway path, in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a beautiful traffic-free, tree-lined, 4 mile route which wound through Greta Gorge along the old trackbed of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway.

In December 2015 Storm Desmond hit the Lake District with severe flooding and winds causing widespread devastation.

The much loved Keswick to Threlkeld railway path suffered greatly.  Two of the old railway bridges that crossed the River Greta and around 200 metres of the path surface were washed away, and one bridge left at risk of collapse.

We need to raise £300,000 to help reconnect the path. The Lake District Foundation  are driving the fundraising campaign forward with support from the local community and businesses but we urgently need your help to spread the word and donate.

To help us reconnect the route, donate today through the Lake District Foundation

Another way to get involved is to take on the #K2TChallenge and raise funds for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path. Its easy! Complete 5km, donate £5, nominate 5 friends and share.

 How to get involved: Complete 5km anyway you like. Walk, run, cycle, push the buggy, walk the dogs or swim!

Take a selfie or a quick video

Use #K2TChallenge and share

Nominate 5 friends to take up the challenge


Donate by texting “KTOT18 £5” to 70070 or donate online


Visiting Whinlatter soon? Why not take on the 5km challenge on the walking or mountain biking trails!

Last updated: 5th May 2018

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