Ashness Bridge – Lake District

Built as a packhorse bridge between Watendlath to Keswick. This bridge has become an icon for landscape photographers. I’ve seen dozens of photographs of this bridge over the years. Having wanted to visit for a long time this July I had a spare hour and was in the area so made the detour. My first surprise came when I drove over the bridge in my hire car. It was only wide enough for a single car. The trees behind the bridge have grown taller over the years. Many older photos show Borrowdale and Derwent Water behind. We can see the mighty Skiddaw mountain in the far distance.

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