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Keswick’s ancient paths to be explored

The Borrowdale to Crosthwaite corpse road that runs beside Derwentwater

A TALK on the lonnings, corpse roads and other ancient paths around Keswick will explore some of the less well known footpaths around the area.

Alan Cleaver is speaking at the Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick on Tuesday, May 14 at 7.30pm.

The author of Corpse Roads of Cumbria said: “The talk is aimed at both tourists and locals. I hope to share some of the lesser known paths and stories from around the town – something different to Catbells or Ashness Bridge!”

St Kentigern Church, Crosthwaite

In particular he’ll be looking at the corpse roads that lead to Crosthwaite church and St John-in-the-Vale’s church.

Mr Cleaver added: “These were used in medieval times to carry the dead from remote parishes to the ‘mother’ church. They still survive as public footpaths.”

Tickets for the talk are £3 from Bookends, Main Street, Keswick.

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