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Guided Walk: K2T Past, Present and Future

Monday 17th June 9:30 am

Guided walk along the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway path with Donald Angus and Adam Bazire. Starts at Threlkeld and takes a bus to Keswick (or meet in Keswick) then walk back along the Railway Path. Along the way, you’ll hear the story of the railway, and explore the broader industrial history of the Greta Valley. We will also look at the what’s involved in the upkeep of the K2T, and the plans for its future. Lasts about 3 hrs. Meet at bus stop near Threlkeld Village Hall at 9:45am or at Keswick Old Railway Station platform at 10:15am. FREE!


Points of interest along the way include, the old railway and its uses, the Bobbin Mill, the effects of Storm Desmond in 2015 which closed the route for 5 years and how the route was repaired  and re-opened. The trail is surfaced with smooth tarmac over the full length, and gradients are very low. It has been designed to encourage access for all. It is well used by people in conventional wheelchairs and mobility scooters as well as people using  other mobility aids. It is suitable for pushchairs.

Donald Angus is a lifelong resident of Threlkeld and former National Park Ranger. Adam Bazire is a volunteer who assists with the ongoing upkeep of the railway path.

The walk finishes at Threlkeld Village Hall, where there is a coffee shop serving drinks, snacks and lunches.