Keswick Boardwalk

The disused railway which runs eastwards through Keswick towards Penrith passes by a tunnel through a rocky spur just to the east of the town, immediately underneath the viaduct which carries the Keswick by-pass (A66). The tunnel has been closed for many years, and access between the town and the railway path to the east was formerly by a precipitous climb and descent over the spur, immediately below the deck of the viaduct - difficult for walkers and nigh on impossible for cyclists. In 2001, Sustrans, with the aid of a volunteer workforce overcame this obstacle by building a boardwalk round the precipitous slopes of the spur, thereby opening up the disused railway to all comers.

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