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Ashness Bridge, Keswick

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Ashness Bridge is a traditional stone-built bridge on the single-track road from the Borrowdale road to Watendlath, in the English Lake District. It is at grid reference NY270196, and is famous for being a fine viewpoint across Borrowdale towards Skiddaw. It or its predecessor may have been a packhorse bridge conveying packhorse traffic from Watendlath to Keswick.

Near the bridge is a small cairn to Bob Graham, who ran a round of 42 Lakeland peaks in 1932, a record which was not equalled for 28 years.
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  • Imagine an English version of the magical Scottish village Brigadoon which appears only once every 100 years and you will be able to picture the magic of Ashness Bridge. Olde England preserved in this...  read more »
  • Reading the description of Ashness Bridge provided by the tourist bureau did not make it sound like a "must see" site. But we were going to be walking right by on our Walla Craig hike so we stopped. I...  read more »
  • A friend recommended this walk, took the boat from Keswick (clockwise) and got off at the first stop at Ashness. Head up the jetty through the small gap in the wall and cross the road. Head up the roa...  read more »
  • Really picturesque scenery and bridge, worth investigation. Beware the bridge is quite narrow, so if you have a larger car, think again about going up to cross.
  • Timeless location above Derwent Water, Lake District, south of Keswick
  • Beautiful place that is a photographers favourite!
  • Stunning bridge and stream, although the narrow Road can make getting to it tricky (but that's all part of the charm) I'd recommend continuing up the road a little further to surprise view too
  • Lovely little stone bridge. Time it so you see it later in the day so you can go to the surprise view and see the sunset over Derwent Water.
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