Calderbridge Riverside Walk

‘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

17 Comments

  1. earthskyair says:

    Beautiful photos! And just look at precious Poppy amidst the Snowdrops! Awesome!

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    1. Baldy says:

      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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  2. conspicari says:

    Great images, really like Fungus and the low shot of the river Calder.

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    1. Baldy says:

      Thanks very much 😁

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  3. Beautiful photos

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  4. ilonapulianauskaite says:

    how wonderful nature is so magical

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  5. Great photographs are these taken with your new camera?

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    1. Baldy says:

      They were ☺

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      1. Worth every penny 😉

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      2. Baldy says:

        Oh, I don’t know. Haha. I’ll let you know in 18 months time. Lol.

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  6. Lovely photos. Were you standing in the middle of the river for the third one?

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    1. Baldy says:

      Ah.. I was waiting for someone to ask that question 😁

      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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  7. Irene says:

    What a peaceful looking place. Your captures are fabulous. 😊

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    1. Baldy says:

      Thanks Irene 😊

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  8. It looks so beautiful there! You are a very talented photographer, those pics are great!

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    1. Baldy says:

      Aww. Thanks very much 🙏

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