Water starts flowing along Whit Beck's new route
What is thought to be the largest re-routing of a river in the UK has taken a major step forward.
Whit Beck, in the western Lake District, is being diverted to follow a longer, more natural course, for the first time in more than a century.
It is hoped the scheme will improve wildlife habitats and help prevent flooding further down the River Cocker.
Water has started flowing along the new route, as Alison Freeman reports.
21 Aug 2014
- From the section Cumbria