Dan from DB Contracts (pictured) and Nick worked long hours last week to try and beat the rain forecast. Instead of a muddy highway, the new path now looks like a graded path fitting more naturally into the contours of the banking. Read more
This is a two hectare piece of land gifted to Friends of the Lake District by member and local resident Prof Mike Hambrey.
The generous gift of the land makes this Friends of the Lake District’s most northerly piece of land but to enable it to be accessed and enjoyed we now have to build a bridge to cross Kilnhow Beck and create a new path to the land.
Friends of the Lake District was one of the handful of charities to benefit from money gifted to the 'Friends of Blencathra' following the unsuccessful attempt to buy the mountain. We're really pleased that we're able to part-fund this work with that legacy money and put the generous donations to work in the shadow of Blencathra.
We have already been on site working with West Cumbria Rivers Trust and Threlkeld School children to plant over 1000 trees and to install 'leaky dams' which help to slow the flow of water across the land.
We'll be adding regular updates here so do check back to see the progress of the work. We'll be capturing timelapse and drone footage too so that you can keep up to speed with our contractor Dan Boardley as he creates a new path to the land an builds a bridge to cross Kilnhow Beck. We'll also make updates available via our newsletters so do sign up at the foot of this page if you want to receive updates from us.
Dan from DB Contracts (pictured) and Nick worked long hours last week to try and beat the rain forecast. Instead of a muddy highway, the new path now looks like a graded path fitting more naturally into the contours of the banking.
The weather has been kinder this week which has seen Dan and Nick of DB Contracts making great progress with the path works. The line of the path is nearly all cleared and work has focused on getting a hardcore base down.
Following the granting of planning permission and river crossing permits, access work could finally begin on site.