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Old Railway Walk

- Andrew Smith - Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 : goo

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A few snaps from a walk down a disused railway at Keswick in the Lake District, UK.

It's been turned into a pleasant footpath, with numerous small bridges over the River Greta. It was used to transport coke (not the drinking stuff) and also bobbins for the cotton industry.

A bridge through a tunnel:

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Framed - under the main road:

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Very Old Graffiti?

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Over the river:

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After reaching Keswick itself, a small walk (via Cumbrian sausage and mash and a pint of Snecklifter in one of the numerous pubs) takes you to Derwent Water:

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If I'd been feeling braver I'd have just climbed over this gate and trudged through the fields down to town. I'm more of a stroller:

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Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 11th Jul 2006 - 15:43 GMT

These are very lovely photos. I always enjoy a nice walk in the country. Thanks.

Peter: 11th Jul 2006 - 16:56 GMT

the mountains look lovely; particularly in the last photo.

Andrew Smith: 11th Jul 2006 - 19:48 GMT

Thanks Catherine & Peter.

It was a bright February day and, amid the scenery, it was good to be reminded that industrial heritage doesn't belong solely to the cities.

Angela: 27th Sep 2006 - 21:51 GMT

It is wonderfull to be shown the true beauty of keswick! Long may it live on.

Denis: : 27th Oct 2006 - 15:25 GMT

A favourite walk, now that I'm knocking on a bit. Flat and scenic, capped by a meal at the Horse & Farrier in Threlkeld, and the bus back to Keswick. Dreamland!

ian: 20th Feb 2008 - 13:31 GMT

Thanks Andrew , lovely to see. Like a different world.

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