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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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  • Great views towards Derwentwater and the Skiddaw range of mountains. You can drive there if necessary, but it is single track which makes life fun at times..... 
  • Take the road south from Keswick alongside Derwentwater. After a few miles you see a sign to the left either for Ashness Bridge or Watendlath (I forge which). Take winding road slowly. The bridge itse...  more »
  • 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 »
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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!