General news

Following the 2015 floods which destroyed bridges on the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path, there are now new alternative routes available.  There are information panels near the path signposting the new routes or see the map here.

2 Bedroom House for Sale

Applications are now being sought for the purchase of a 2 bedroom house.  Applicants must be residents of, or have strong connections to, Threlkeld & St John's Parishes.

For more information and/or application form, please contact Rachael Kelly - 01768 863900;


Cumbria Youth Alliance has an opportunity for 4 young people to volunteer to record oral histories and transcribe them for Keswick Museum exhibitions.

This would suit anyone interested in journalism etc. tel 01900 603131

We are now planting up boxes ready for judging in early July.  We are asking for your help as both Les and John are under the weather so can you please try to weed and tidy up outside your houses?  Thanks

Jenn Mattinson is collecting community stories about Blencathra and Threlkeld and Mungrisdale life on behalf of Keswick Museum. She has provided a quick update:

There are sand bag boxes distributed throughout Threlkeld (Village Hall Car Park, Jubilee Croft, Horse & Farrier Car Park, and Town Cross) which contain sand bags and shovels, and there is a dumpy bag of sand at each location.  The code for the lock on the boxes can be obtained from any parish councillor, village hall committee or Horse & Farrier.  Please remember these boxes are for use in emergencies.

John Hopper, who was evacuated to Threlkeld in 1939, has sent this lovely description of his happy memories of his time here during World War 2.

My early memories of being evacuated to Threlkeld are those of a six year-old, in September 1939, being bundled on to a train with my nine year old sister, Dorothy and eight other girls bound for Penrith.

Thursday, 3 November, 2016 - 18:30

Practice for the annual Carol Concert held in St Mary's Church.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

Drop in Event about the plans for repair.
Threlkeld Village Hall on 1st November 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Presentation at 7pm