Holme Holt

PLEASE NOTE: The Public Consultation due to have taken place on 14th April has been cancelled due to the risk posed by COVID-19. Ainstable Parish Council will set a new date for this event when it is sensible to do so.


For a long time, the vehicles parking along the length of Armathwaite Bridge have caused concern. Parked vehicles restrict the visibility and pose a risk for pedestrians and traffic alike. Wider vehicles like tractors, articulated lorries, and emergency services struggle to get across the bridge at times. These are real and understandable concerns, particularly to the communities on the east side of the River Eden who rely on this crossing point.

To address these concerns, and reduce the risks to the public, Ainstable Parish Council is proposing to create a safe stopping-off point and parking place on the Ainstable side of the bridge.

Click here to download our information leaflet with further details of our proposals.