Organised by the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership, and presumably linked to the earlier appointment of Project Manager Helen Moriarty, these canal roadshows aim to inform and seek the views of businesses and countryside users about the project to create a multi-use towpath trail from Kendal to Lancaster.
The LCRP website mentions a draft Access Strategy ‘coming soon for comments and input’, the aim being ‘to create an accessible and interpreted Kendal to Lancaster Towpath Trail’, and mentioning that benefits include traffic-free walking and cycling opportunities to encourage cycling.
The main implication for Natland appears to be that the present footpath along the disused canal (from which cyclists and horse-riders are banned unless they have the landowner's consent) would be converted into a bridleway.
The roadshow events nearest to Natland will be:
- Wed 5 Oct at The Factory, Kendal, from 2pm to 8pm.
- Thurs 6 Oct at Sedgwick Village Hall from 4pm to 6.30pm.
Interested Natlanders may wish to drop in.