Wednesday 20 March 2013

Cumbria Day Trip 2 - River Greta

Having dropped off Mark at Newton Rigg, Dad and I headed for Keswick and a walk along the old Cockermouth to Penrith railway line, now part of the coast to coast cycle path.

For much of this stretch, the line follows the route of the River Greta, which rises in Threlkeld and runs into the Derwent, just south of where it exits Derwent Water.

The sun made a few brief appearances to brighten up our journey.

In total, the railway line crosses the Greta eight times between Keswick and Threlkeld, but we diverted before the end of the path and only crossed around five times.

This wonderful little stone bridge, basking in the sporadic sunlight, carried the country lane over a tributary of the Greta.


  1. What a beautiful trip - but it must have been cold!

  2. Strange name for a river which looks rather wild ! Beautiful !

  3. Lovely winter pictures, I could almost hear the rushing stream over those stones.

  4. Love the whitewater and I WANT that stone bridge. These are so much more uplifting than the snowy ones.