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Lake District produces damaged paths map

Posted 22 December 2009
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Lake District produces damaged paths map
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The Lake District National Park has produced a guide for walkers showing which paths were badly damaged by last month's floods.

Guides assessing the situation have found thus far that 194 bridges have sustained damage.

However, this is out of a total of 1,300, meaning most are still open.

In addition to this, rangers have found 68 affected paths and 57 gates or stiles that have sustained harm.

Some major paths should be avoided as a result, such as the Walna Scar Road near Coniston, the Garburn Pass, the west shore of Windermere and the general area around the north-west of the national park, including Borrowdale, Bassenthwaite, Buttermere and the Newlands valley.

However, this leaves large areas still open for those heading to the Lakes with their hiking equipment over Christmas and the new year.

In particular, the map shows an absence of closed paths in western areas around Wasdale and Eskdale, as well as central parts near Grasmere and the Hawkshead / Grizedale Forest area.

Those heading to high ground should take climbing gear for winter conditions, such as ice axes and crampons, according to the latest Weatherline forecast.

Posted by Dan Mirza