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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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  • Situated just outside Keswick and up a narrow steep road leads to Ashness bridge which is narrow old packhorse bridge over fast flowing stream. Magnificent photo opportunities of the bridge with views...  more »
  • Well signposted. There is a (small) National Trust car park. Pay once and you may on the same day at all National Trust free parking. Nearby is a "Surprise View point" which is very well worth the trouble. (Also there is a NT car park). Also a beautiful hiking area.
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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...  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!