Throwback Thursdays: Ashness Bridge

A weekly series where I revisit old photographs: Ashness Bridge is perhaps the most photographed packhorse bridge in the Lake District due to its location and stunning views. This extremely popular viewpoint looks out over Derwent Water with spectacular views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent. (National Trust Website) .

What You Don’t See on the Way

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.” When you’re on the way, travelling by train, from Arnside to Grange-over-Sands, this bridge is what you don’t see. You don’t see it ON the way because it IS the way. The bridge links two very traditional and Read more…


Grange was a  fishing village until the Victorian era when the arrival of the railway made it a popular resort. The “over-Sands” suffix was added in the late 19th or early 20th century by the local vicar who was fed up with his post going to Grange in Borrowdale. Today Read more…

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