Works are progressing well along the Southwestern shore of Lake Windermere where the team are busy constructing the second section of a new off-road multi-user trail from Newby Bridge to the lakeside.
The trail, which varies between two and three metres wide, is constructed from locally sourced crushed stone and is part of a project to create a fully accessible route for visitors which connects key attractions in the Southern Windermere basin. The aim is to encourage more sustainable transport in the area, reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 26 tonnes within the first three years of completion.
The team recently completed work on the retaining wall which will run alongside part of the route parallel to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway line. Next steps are then to construct a new pedestrian bridge over the railway, raised boardwalks over areas that get very wet, and new embankments.
This is going to be a fantastic new attraction for visitors to the area; the Askam team are looking forward to walking or cycling the route once the first section opens to the public in Easter 2023!