Keswick to Threlkeld via the Railway Path, Brundholme Woods and Westcoe
Keswick to Threlkeld railway path information - Bridges damaged in the Dec 2015 floods have not yet been replaced. Half of the route is now open which both walkers and cyclists can access. A new path for walkers only linking the railway path just past Low Briery now goes through Brundholme Woods to Brundholme Road allowing walkers access to Threlkeld. There is no through route for cyclists. Unfortunately the paths are not suitable for those with limited mobility or for prams.
Walking Route from Keswick to Threlkeld
1. Leave the Market Square between the Royal Oak & Greggs. Turn left into Station St and keep straight ahead. At the junction cross at the pedestrian crossing and go straight on. Cross the bridge over the river Greta and continue on the road
between Upper and Lower Fitz Park. Just as the road bends to the right take a path on your left up to Keswick Leisure Pool. Take the path round the right hand side of the swimming pool and then turn right on to the old railway line path.
2. Follow the railway path for some distance passing a board walk section. After Low Briery Holiday Park cross the next bridge. Immediately before the next bridge take the path on your left signposted Brundhlome Road.
3. Follow this path through the wood. As the path climbs uphill take the first path to your right as indicated by a permitted route arrow on a marker post. Follow the path through the woods above the river. Once over a bridge the path climbs and drops again. Ignore a stepped path down to your right and keep on the same path. At a fork turn left and follow the path uphill. Continue on this path as it winds upwards to meet Brundholme Road.
4.Turn right onto the metalled road. Stay on this road ignoring paths off to your left to Skiddaw and later Blencathra. After an uphill section you will come to a t-juntion in the hamlet of Westcoe.
5.Turn right here and immediately across the road take a path off the road on your left into a field signposted Threlkeld 1 mile.
6. Continue on the path through several fields via a series of stiles, stone steps and squeeze stiles. Blencathra looms up to your left and Clough Head to your right. After passing in front of a short row of houses you will come out close to the bottom end of Blease Road in Threlkeld.