Lake District Week – Slater’s Bridge

This bridge is said by some to be prehistoric, but it actually primarily dates from the sixteenth century and was likely used for carrying goods across the river. It was designed to be used by packhorses, so it can carry some considerable weight, and is formed of three separate sections.

The bridge was also later on used by those working in the nearby quarry to move slate across the area. Some books refer to the name of the bridge originating from the slate that was carried across the bridge, hence Slater’s Bridge.

The first section we walked on.

The coffin shaped central section.

The very brave expedition leader. I wanted a photo on my own so that I looked the most important.

A group photo.

And another group photo.

And another group photo…..