The Old Coach Road is approximately 8 km of unsealed unclassified county road in the parishes of St. John Castlerigg & Wythburn, Threlkeld, and Matterdale. It was significantly damaged during Storm Desmond in December 2015.
Requests to Cumbria County Council, the Lake District National Park Authority, and others, failed to release the funds necessary for its repair, so the Cumbria Trail Riders Fellowship (CTRF) set up a crowd-funding process embraced by the national Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), the Green Lane Association (GLASS) and the Trans Euro Trail community.
The road is now repaired for all users, whether they be walkers, cyclists, horse riders, farmers, paragliders, motor vehicle users or any other type of user. You can read more about this restoration project: