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Lake District route improved for all abilities

Walkers enjoying the Glebe to Cockshott Point path.
Walkers enjoying the Glebe to Cockshott Point path.

[P]eople of all abilities can now enjoy a smoother way to take in spectacular views across Windermere, thanks to National Park rangers upgrading a new path at Bowness.

Lake District National Park (LDNP) has worked with its partners, United Utilities and the National Trust, to improve the path, allowing wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs to get through with little effort from the Glebe to Cockshott Point in Bowness-On-Windermere. Bi-directional gates were installed making it possible for people to easily open the gates both ways. Locals and visitors can benefit from this 600 metre path, which now qualifies as an accessible for all Miles without Stiles route.

Graham Standring, area ranger at LDNP says: “It’s very important for us to keep people safe when enjoying the outdoors and provide routes for all abilities. We took the opportunity to improve this alternative route, with minimum disruption, when United Utilities were laying new sewage pipes under an existing nearby path.  The path is now complete so we want people to come along, try it for themselves, and enjoy the superb views of Windermere.”

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