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Mardale Head Haweswater

Mardale Head Haweswater

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Clappersgate Bridge

Clappersgate Bridge

OS grid reference NY 368-033

Clappersgate Bridge is an attractive packhorse bridge which lies across the River Brathay close to Ambleside. The river is heavily wooded and great for autumn colour shots.

Getting there

From Ambleside, take the A593 towards Coniston. Look out for the old packhorse bridge just after the B5286 turning on the left. There is a lay by just before it where you can pull in and park.

What to Shoot

This is a very attractive old stone packhorse bridge. You can take pictures looking down on it, landscape or portrait, from the footpath that leads down to and across it from the lay by. Alternatively, you can make your way down to the river bank and take pictures of the front of the bridge. This is an excellent place to take slow exposures as the fast-flowing river gives some great milky shots. In autumn, the colours can be quite spectacular.