The A591 re-opens ahead of schedule

There’s a real buzz around Cumbria today, as a major road in the Lake District, the A591 was officially re-opened this morning by Environment Minister Rory Stewart MP. The North and South Lakes are once again reconnected, after a five month closure due to the devastation that Storm Desmond caused.

The three-mile section of the A591 was closed between Dunmail Raise, north of Grasmere, and Thirlmere, position located on the below map.


The opening ahead of the summer tourist season has been welcomed by residents, local businesses and visitors to the area, which has come just in time for the upcoming events in Keswick;

Keswick Jazz Festival
12th – 15th May
Keswick Mountain Festival
19th – 22nd May
Keswick Beer Festival
3rd & 4th June

Come and celebrate the good news with us and enjoy a break at one of our seven Lake District Hotels! Stay 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast with complimentary tea & scones on arrival or complimentary Pimm’s and strawberries on arrival from £140 per person. Visit

Throughout your stay make the most of the countryside and snap away at the Northern Lake District, then send us your pictures for a chance to WIN a nights stay at one of our seven Lake District Hotels. Visit for full details.