Many of you will be aware that the A591 route to Keswick has been closed since the December flooding after Storm Desmond.
The good news is that a temporary bridge has now been installed.
Photo Credit – Martin Campbell, Grasmere
Grasmere is Open for Business
The A591 in Cumbria is set to open for a public transport service between Grasmere and Keswick using a newly constructed temporary bypass & bridge over a river.
A PUBLIC bus service connecting Keswick and Grasmere via Thirlmere is planned to start later this month using the temporary road being built to bypass “The Gap” on Dunmail Raise.
The bus is expected to begin operating on February 16.
The bus service, which will be delivered on a commercial basis by Stagecoach, will connect with existing bus services at Grasmere, including through the central lakes to Kendal.
It will operate on an hourly basis from 7am until 7pm six days a week, with a two hourly service on a Sunday between 10am and 5pm, and offer a journey time of 45 minutes; cutting the existing journey time between the two locations by almost two hours.
Buses will leave Keswick at 5 minutes past the hour and leave Grasmere at 10 minutes to the hour (apart from the first bus of the day which will depart at 7am).
Watch video of the Installation of the 1st temporary bridge on Dunmail Raise bypass
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25 November 2011 / News / Food
The first of our new Beer’s of the Month is Thirst Noel from the Keswick Brewery
Obviously this is a seasonal offering and is tailored towards dark evenings by a warm snug fire.
‘A Dark Rich Malty Christmas Ale. Made using a combination of five malts and a blend of traditional and spicy hops’ – A Dark Rich Christmas Ale ABV6%
Drink Britain Website says:
‘Fantastically aromatic, with violets, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, it’s incredible to think that this all comes from the blend of hops. The palate sports a complex mix of dark roasted malts, with vanilla coffee flavours, spicy fruitcake, and bitter coffee on the finish.
We’re in casserole country here. Or rich tangy cheeses. Or a log fire. Or a cold night…’
It might be a bit too sweet for some, but then this is a beer for Christmas. Very easy drinking with a gentle kick. We’ll try and get some additional customer feedback. Then I’m off to try another new beer. It’s a tough job and someone’s got to do it.