New Bridge at Skelwith

A recently built footbridge at Skelwith Bridge offers Windermere Way walkers an alternative crossing point. The bridge is about 300 metres upstream of the road bridge, just above the impressive Skelwith Force. A new footpath has been constructed through the woods that also has links to Little Langdale and Elterwater.

However, I think the most amazing thing about this bridge is it's contemporary design. Usually in places like this the Planning Board insist on local stone and timber construction. Here they have been brave and allowed an outstanding design which beautifully compliments it's surroundings.

The paths that link the bridge to the roads are gently graded and suitable for wheelchairs users. It's well worth a visit if you're in the area.