We need to raise £300,000 by June 2018 to reconnect the old railway path from Keswick to Threlkeld. Have you ever walked this route? Donate. Do you love the Lake District? Donate. Want to help protect our World Heritage Site? Donate.
Following the floods in December 2015, the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway path suffered serious damage. Two of the old railway bridges that cross the River Greta and around 200 metres of the path surface were washed away, and Rawsome Bridge was left at risk of collapse.
Fantastic news! The Lake District National Park have prioritised reconnecting this route and Highways England are giving £2.5m towards the £5.4 million projected total cost of the project.
We need show how much we want to see the path reconnected to unlock further funding. There’s lots going on with the fundraising campaign, check out the below for the latest news and how you can get involved:
The Lake District Foundation hosted an incredible ‘money-can’t-buy’ auction on Friday 8 June at the Lodore Falls Hotel, and there is still an opportunity to bid for special items online at www.32auctions.com/keswicktothrelkeld until 30th June.
The lots include a bespoke 70’s Herdy, a Fell Top Assessor for the Day experience, a VIP behind the scenes tour at Bremont HQ with luxury accommodation in Henley and even the chance to sponsor oaks trees with a plaque along the route of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path.
We need to raise £300,000 by June 2018. We need your help to make this happen. Every single donation big and small counts. You can donate directly on our Just Giving Page here or text ‘KTOT £10’ to 70070. If you prefer to send a cheque check out the details here. We thank you in advance for supporting the campaign.
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Help us spread the word about raising funds to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. Download the toolkit here.
We have so many stories from people who have walked the route every year on holiday, children who have learnt to ride their bikes on the path, cyclists completing the C2C route and locals who used it to commute. Check out our real life stories on our youtube channel here.
Keep up to date on the latest news and stories about the fundraising campaign here.