Camping – Day 1 (Bakewell – Bakewell Bridge)

Bakewell Bridge is one of the iconic structures of the town, Grade I listed and dating to the thirteenth century. It was widened by necessity in the nineteenth century, but it retains its medieval feel.

The bridge has five arches, with a total span of 36 metres, and is made from Ashlar sandstone.

The view from the bridge. The pier offers a handy place to wait for people to walk by coming the other way, making it a little easier to socially distance.

All rather peaceful, and little has changed from the below photo taken in around 1955.