The long awaited Keswick to Threlkeld trail will be officially opened today.
Around 5km of track were badly damaged by Storm Desmond five years ago and the trail closed.
The Lake District National Park Authority has led the restoration project, thanks to a £7.9 million funding package from Highways England, the European Structural and Investment Funds, the Local Enterprise Partnership and community support from the Lake District Foundation.
Last week, lights were installed in the tunnel along the route and other work has included extending the tunnel, constructing two new bridges and the repair and strengthening of Rawsome’s Bridge.
Around 200 metres of new path was created and riverbank stabilisation, drain and wall repairs took place along the way to protect the trail and surrounding land from future flooding events.
Cath Johnson, Lake District National Park Authority area ranger, said: “It’s very exciting to be nearly at the end of this project and be able to officially open the route and share the on-site interpretations with the wider community.
“We’d like to take the opportunity, once again, to thank everyone for their patience during the project and can’t wait to see the Keswick and Threlkeld communities enjoying this much-loved route once again.”