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Keswick circular path unveiled

Posted 15 April 2010
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Keswick circular path unveiled
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A new circular route for cyclists and walkers that starts and ends in Keswick has been unveiled.

Those who like to don their cycling gear can jump on a bike in Keswick at the site of the old railway station, following a path that tracks the former eastwards line to Penrith as far as Threlkeld.

After reaching the village, the path will loop back to the south of the A66, passing Tewet Tarn and the Castlerigg stone circle on its way back to Keswick.

The route may also appeal strongly to those who like to go walking and enjoy low-level routes as well as climbing the fells around the town, which include Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain at 3,054 ft.

Cyclists wanting to take on something tougher can enjoy the section between Kewick and Threlkeld along the old rail line as part of the cycling coast-to-coast route, which runs from Whitehaven across to Sunderland on the North Sea coast.

Posted by Elaine Arthur