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Reviewed today

Ashness Bridge is possibly one of the most photographed anywhere in the UK - a typical "chocolate box" picture. The best view is from above the bridge, looking down over Derwentwater and with the mass of Skiddaw in the background. There is parking available nearby,...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a stone bridge at the end of the day, with a shallow river flowing under it, Its only claim to fame in my opinion is that its been written about lots of times

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely ride out to ashness bridge at the weekend n had a walk up the road to a beautiful place called surprise view, it was stunning, definitely worth a visit. The bridge was alot smaller than i thought it would be but a...More

3  Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from the town via a track through the Great Woods. Ashness Bridge just has to be done as its a hidden treasure and very popular. The view down the valley to Derwent water is stunning. If you want a great view go through...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the lake districts hidden treasures ,the car park could not be much closer for cars ,but anything larger you can’t cross the bridge,but there is another car park available

Thank Lancerpsycho
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I got there earlish and had a wonderful time as it’s a stunningly beautiful location. At around 1145 I sat down for lunch near the river. Unfortunately 3 coaches of tourists arrived and literally walked all over me ! No manners from any of them...More

Thank Rosslareharbour
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The bridge can be reached from the Barrowdale Valley which starts with a very steep road. It has a car park with good capacity. The bridge is famous in the lakes. There are many paitings, photographs and poems about it. It is not just this...More

Thank Zara I
Reviewed July 29, 2018

an area where wildlife exists and maybe abounds,, kestrels and peregrines, plus insect life too..called by here on a recent walk trying to find start of footpath up to High Seat,, Inside a small hut a most pleasent, athletically built lady soon put us on...More

Thank valuematters
Reviewed July 17, 2018

During the dry spell this year we awoke to an overcast drizzly day so decided to tour Borrowdale after yesterday's walk around Derwent Water. Hardly any water in the stream as it trickled under the bridge and the low cloud spoilt the view but worth...More

1  Thank michael g
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here on and off for longer than I care to remember, summer holidays in the Lake District as a child always involved a picnic here. I still picnic here and still love the memories gained over the years as a child...More

Thank Tony L
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