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Skelwith Bridge

(See also Wrynose Pass , Skelwith Force , Ambleside)

Skelwith Brathay River Bridge courtesy of Graeme DougalSkelwith Bridge sits by the River Brathay near the Wrynose Pass. A ford across the river was the impetus for the growth of the village. A few minutes walk by footpath from the village leads to a 15-foot high waterfall, Skelwith Force. It's most interesting to view after heavy rains when the water cascades down.

Skelwith Quarry work shop courtesy of Graeme DougalFrom the 19th century, slate was quarried in the surrounding area. Over the years a number of different companies have run the business. Although the slate is mainly used for roofing, it also finds its way into other products that include flooring, paving, lintels, and signs. The Kirkstone Galleries, in a converted bobbin mill, sell contemporary products for the home from around the world.

Skelwith Bridge Hotel courtesy of Graeme DougalThe Cumbria Way walk passes through Skelwith Bridge before heading up to Elterwater. Walkers can stop in the village pub for refreshments.

Skelwith Beech Cottage courtesy of Graeme Dougal

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal

Skelwith Bridge is 2 miles west of Ambleside on the B593.

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