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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sorry, but after a fairly lengthy and testing hike uphill, I found myself saying quite disappointingly, "Is that it"? The bridge is nothing of note and not worth even a picture!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 12bella
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Quintessential landscape just off the main road from Keswick. Great views including river and bridge. Parking nearby, free for NT members

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PipR57
Reviewed October 12, 2018

On a trip around the lake came across Ashness Bridge a quint very old Packhorse Bridge it is one of the most picturesque bridges to snap, if you are adventurous enough to get a really good picture take off your shoes and socks and get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tad666
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We stopped here to take some photos and admire the view, we are giving it five stars because the location is lovely and that's what we are reviewing but when we were there there was a family with two young children who decided to sit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MinnieM1928
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We always leave Asheness Bridge for the late afternoon / evening due to the number of tourists. It's tranquil and peaceful. Parking is very close by or if you prefer the walk up there is another car park further down the hill.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laura G
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather R
Reviewed September 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Wendy C
Reviewed September 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawn M
Reviewed August 26, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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