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Ashness Bridge, Keswick

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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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  • Brilliant place for a picnic with the family. Typical stunning Lake District views. You can the lake from the nearby Surprise View. So easy to get to a great for a lazy day out.  more »
  • Up a steep hill with car parking at the top. Wonderful views looking back down to Derwentwater from over the bridge. Don't forget your camera. Highly recommend.  more »
  • We visited Ashness Bridge after descending from Walla Crag. It is a beautiful bridge situated in a stunning location with a fast flowing stream running underneath it. It is quite a popular spot for ph...  more »
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  • Great place to visit in close proximity to other places of interest
  • Popular beauty spot with picturesque stream and bridge. The perfectly framed view is used frequently for postcards and pictures and justifiably so.
  • One of the prettiest places in England. A fantastic little stone bridge with a great backdrop of the mountains. A real must if visiting Keswick.
  • A beautiful senic area. With views across derwent. This is a famous picture postcard image, and yes it is still breathtaking.
  • Most photographed bridge in the country I believe, lovely setting. Would recommend visiting here after walking up to Walla Crag, then grab the boat back to Keswick if you're feeling tired!