Staying on track with the Ironmasters

How Egremont’s and Cleator Moor’s cycle tracks might be enhanced in the future will be the subject of a meeting on Friday, October 30. The Tracks of the Ironmasters project in August saw a number of […]

How Egremont’s and Cleator Moor’s cycle tracks might be enhanced in the future will be the subject of a meeting on Friday, October 30.

The Tracks of the Ironmasters project in August saw a number of community events on the Sustrans-owned cycle tracks, organised by Artgene.

Nick Owen from Artgene said: “You may remember that since May we have had two launches of the programme in Workington and Whitehaven, organised two guided walks, run volunteer training days and held an 8-day residency along the tracks. The community involvement and engagement in the project has been immense. We contacted over 680 people and organisations around Cumbria – with the result that 415 people volunteered their time, knowledge and expertise to help us understand the history, culture and future possibilities of the tracks.

“We’ll be presenting our findings from our community engagement events on Friday 30 October, complete with a range of suggestions of how the cycle tracks can be enhanced in the future. Our findings have been strongly rooted in the views, interests and suggestions from a wide range of people and we would now like to invite you to a sharing of those findings and discussing what the next steps of the project could be.”

The Whitehaven meeting is from 11.30am – 12.30pm at

St Andrew’s Church Hall,

Meadow Road,

Mirehouse

CA28 8ER

The event is free to attend: and refreshments will be available.