As of 13.50 23/12/2015

Cumbria Travel Information …

Please note the situation in Cumbria is constantly changing and you can find the latest information through the links below.

Visitor Information:

The Lake District National Park (LDNP) website will be updated over Christmas to ensure you have the latest information to plan your visit.

This includes a map of all open and closed footpaths, please view here: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/rowupdates/rights-of-way-cumbria-floods-update

To view the LDNP help sheet with further details please click here.

Visit their website for the latest information on closures, road conditions, public transport, car parks and more: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/cumbriafloods

The Westmorland Gazette and BBC Travel Cumbria also have live travel news updates.

Tourist Information Centres:

Tourist Information Centres open between Christmas and New Year in Cumbria include:

  • Alston
  • Ambleside
  • Bowness on Windermere
  • Brockhole
  • Carlisle
  • Keswick
  • The Rheged Centre
  • Windermere


Flood Warnings across Cumbria:

The latest Flood Warnings for different areas of Cumbria can be viewed on the Environmental Agency’s website here: http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/34678.aspx?type=Region&term=Northwest&from=fl


Major Road closures in Cumbria include:

For the latest information on road and traffic conditions in Cumbria please view the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/travel/cumbria/incidents/road


Bus Services:

For the lastest updates  on bus services running across the county please view Stagecoach’s website: http://bit.ly/1NdlSOk


Train Services:

For the latest updates on train services currently running, and for alternative routes, please view the National Rail website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/115435.aspx

 

Cumbria Tourism:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on email info@cumbriatourism.org we will do our best to help with each individual query, and find out as many details we can for you. Please note Cumbria Tourism offices will be closed from Friday 25 December to Monday 4 January.

 

Statement from Cumbria Tourism:

Following the flooding Cumbria Tourism has been working hard to ensure you are updated with the latest information and guidance. We set up a helpline on 01539 822222 which continues to provide support to businesses and visitors seeking advice.

All our social media channels have become an excellent resource to provide the most up to date information on activity across the county, as well as providing e-newsletters to businesses across Cumbria with the latest guidance on road, rail and transport conditions, flooding recovery guidance, business toolkits and recovery funding. Follow us on Twitter @cumbriatourism @golakes @LakeDistrictPR andwww.facebook.com/cumbriatouristboard and www.facebook.com/golakes

Our help pages on our corporate and visitor facing websites, cumbriatourism.org and golakes are also updated daily on transport conditions, business funding and more.

However, we are keenly aware that the many businesses who remain open, or have been able to reopen after a short period, need visitors’ support now more than ever. Consequently, Cumbria Tourism has been promoting the message ‘Cumbria is open’ across our social media channels, in press releases and interviews with local and national press.

It would be fantastic if you can engage with the social media hashtags #cumbriaisopenand the #theplacetobe as we promote businesses that are open, and showcase areas that are back up and running after the floods.

Cumbria Tourism’s PR team have arranged interviews with a range of local and national media including The BBC Breakfast Show, Radio Five, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday and local radio. Our Managing Director, Ian Stephens, has been busy promoting the ‘open for business’ message and advising that visitors check the local situation on www.golakes.co.uk, to find out what’s on and be reminded that the county still has a huge range of attractions and accommodation on offer.

Government has allocated a £1 million fund to Cumbria for a marketing and events programme which will be vital in the coming months to generate business in short and long term. The start of the campaign is scheduled to appear in local and national press at the end of this week and will run over Christmas and into the New Year.

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