Before the project came about, it had long been recognised that the fabric of the Foreshore was in decline.

The huge number of visitors, vehicle traffic and natural erosion had taken its toll on the site and parts of it were deteriorating. The project intended to reverse this decline and create a series of spaces that are functional, attractive, robust, accessible and appropriate to the landscape and cultural heritage of the area.

As a result, a huge landscaping project was carried out in 2009. Roads, paths and steps were resurfaced, jetties were restored, new railings and seats were installed. New parking restrictions were introduced to reduce the traffic damage and improve visitor safety. Management and maintenance of the site is now carried out in a more co-ordinated way.

Related projects

Interpretation on the Foreshore
Information panels have been added to the foreshore near the Lake Road subway, over looking the boat jetties and on your way to Friar's Crag. Read more ....

Subway artwork
A floor to ceiling ceramics mural designed and constructed by artist Penny Hampson, in partnership with year 10 pupils from Keswick School. Read more ....