On the 13th of March we rode from the Thirlmere dam end of the A591 along the closed back road around the lake. It is closed at the moment except for buses and cycle/pedestrian use and takes you to the bottom of Dunmail raise and onto the tempoary road through the woods on the eastern side of the road. It pops you out near the top of the raise and allows for a car free run down into Grasmere. We had lunch in Greens resturant and then enjoyed the ride back over with a little more sun. This is a great ride but only available for a few more weeks while the A591 is being rebuilt. I urge anybody wanting a peaceful ride and great views to use the oppertunity while it`s there. Some could argue that the back road around the lake should stay car free and I may agree.
Watch out for the Keswick to Ambleside shuttle buses though. They are once an hour each way and although travel slowly on the closed sections, may still catch you out!
18 March 2016 by John Owens
Join us here in Fishers for an evening with the John Muir Trust and artists Somewhere-Nowhere.
West Cumbria Rivers Trust has secured a total of £3.4 million funding for a range of major river improvement projects across the region that will contribute to flood risk reduction efforts, improve wildlife habitats and restore river environments.
A restoration project on Whit Beck near Lorton five years ago has been hugely successful in supporting Cumbria’s native salmon and trout populations, newly published research shows.