Monks Bridge

Monks Bridge is a beautiful stone bridge that spans the River Calder near Calderbridge in Cumbria. It is one of the oldest packhorse bridges in the county, and is thought to have been built in the 12th century. The bridge is a single arch, and is made of local stone. It is a popular spot for walkers. 

The bridge is also known as Matty Benn's Bridge, after the the wife of a local land owner (Martha Benn). 

The bridge is a popular spot for picnics and fishing, and is also a great place to simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. If you are ever in the Cumbria area, be sure to stop by and take a look at this beautiful and historic bridge.

Here are some tips for visiting Monks Bridge:
  • The bridge is located on the Cold Fell Road, which is a popular walking and cycling route.
  • There is a small car park nearby, but it can fill up quickly on weekends.
  • The bridge is open all year round, but it can be slippery in wet weather.
  • There are no facilities at the bridge, so be sure to bring everything you need with you.
  • The bridge is a great place to take photos, so be sure to bring your camera.
Enjoy your visit!



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