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Ashness Bridge, Portinscale

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Ashness Bridge is a traditional stone-built bridge on the single-track road from the Borrowdale road (B5289) 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 (in under 24 hours), a record which was not equalled for 28 years.
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  • Visited today for the first time Good photo opportunity Easy to get to In good weather. A great setting. 
    Visited today for the first time Good photo opportunity Easy to get to In good weather. A great setting.  more »
  • It seems worth stopping here to take in the view and there is limited parking, but better to walk up from the lakeside. 
    It seems worth stopping here to take in the view and there is limited parking, but better to walk up from the lakeside.  more »
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  • Beautiful spot for a picnic beside the bridge. Assuming the weather is good. Great views. There is carparking, be aware on good days it can soon fill up and get busy!
  • Lovely little bridge at the top of a short hike (also a car park up at the bridge if preferred). Make sure to Trek a little further to catch the "Surprise View" point overlooking the lakes

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