Andy checking how bad the rot was with a penknife
Crag prefers to play in Kid Beck
Loads of frogspawn in the marshy fields
Crag is rather wary of it though
The weather is starting to improve as we survey this bridge on a tributary of the River Irt in Santon
Is this really a bridge?
Loads of daffodils waiting to bloom in the wood
And our final bridge of the day
This week we headed to Eskdale to survey the bridges in Stanley Ghyll. The first three need surveying every six months (as opposed to a year or two years) as they are a popular route upto Stanley Force Waterfall.
The first bridge looks fine
We were not sure if there had been some erosion to the abutment, but as we are back in six months we can compare this picture to then Stanley Ghyll travels through a deep wooded gorge
To the next bridge
And climbs to the third just before the waterfall lookout
Stanley Ghyll Force is an impressive 60ft drop
We then backtracked over the third bridge to a route to the overlook of the falls. The fourth bridge will need some repairs soon.
Not a great overlook, well from as close to the edge that is that we were willing to go to!
We were surprised after being enclosed in the green gorge to find above the falls was open moorland
This boardwalk is also a bridge, but rather poached where Andy is standing & through the grass you could see no one was using this & a new path had been formed to avoid it
This bridge leads over Stanley Ghyll above the falls