Cumbria County Council’s Access Officers Team, putting Storm Desmond behind them, continue to improve the Dales Way. They have now moved to the access path into Grayrigg Foot and replaced the bridge over the beck, which has seen better days, leading into the farm.
The new bridge has been installed under routine maintenance and has been designed project managed and fully funded by Cumbria County Council. As usual in these projects, the landowner has been extremely cooperative during the planning and installation phases of the project which is appreciated by CCC.
The Dales Way Association on behalf of its members and walkers wish to thank all parties for this recent improvement to its footpath.
The new bridge
A new bridge has been installed over the River Mint, which was funded by Friends of the Lake District. However, not on display is the work put in by the Countryside Access Team, who dealt with landowner negotiation, bridge design, seeking consent from both the Environment Agency and Natural England for the works to be undertaken. They then managed the project. Photos kindly supplied by Geoff Fewkes, Countryside Access Officer, CCC.
The contractors and CCC Rangers wish to express their appreciation to the landowners for their help and cooperation during the work. The diversion notices have now been removed and the Dales Way is now back to normal on this section.
The Dales Way Association, on behalf of its members and the 3000 plus walkers who walk the Dales Way, wish to thank the Friends of the Lake District for this generous gesture, and all the work, described above, by the CCC teams.