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Calderbridge Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk To 12th Century Abbey

‘ve been for a walk alongside the River Calder, at Calderbridge in West Cumbria. It has been a really pleasant spring day, which helped make the visit most enjoyable. The walk culminated in a visit to the historic Calder Abbey.

This was a short walk, beginning and ending at St Bridget’s Church, in Calderbridge. The church was built between 1840 and 1842 to a design by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe. It was paid for by a Thomas Irwin of Calder Abbey.

To access the riverside, pass through an iron gate, located to the left of the church, and follow the well established path.

  • The River Calder rises at Lankrigg Moss and flows southwards for 10 miles (16 km) through an ancient landscape, flowing under Monks Bridge (a packhorse bridge) and by the site of Calder Abbey. It also runs past and (indirectly) gives its name to Calder Hall, site of the world’s first commercial nuclear reactor.
Riverside Walk
Riverside Walk
Fungus
Fungus
River Calder
River Calder
Crocus
Crocus
Poppy Sitting Among Snowdrops
Poppy Sitting Among Snowdrops

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    1. Thanks very much. Poppy was very attentive in the Snowdrops shot – she was watching another dog pass by. You can see her taking notice of it, with eyes wide open lol.

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    1. Ah.. I was waiting for someone to ask that question ๐Ÿ˜

      I had the camera attached to a gorrilapod, and was stood on a small sandbank. No wet feet this time, but I’ve been known to do that. Lol.

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