The valleys of the beautiful River Eden and its many tributaries
flowing through the historic counties of Westmorland and Cumberland
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Bridges of the Eden Valley

This site had its origin in a project to photograph all the bridges over the River Eden, from source to sea. That project was somewhat delayed but is now about 80% complete and the photos will be added gradually to the site as the weeks go by, along with articles on the relevant stretches of the river and its surroundings. Tributaries of the Eden such as the Lyvennet and the Eamont will also be featured.

The Stenkrith bridges from downstream

Stenkrith Bridge, just outside Kirkby Stephen on the road to Nateby, is actually a combination of several bridges where the Eden both bends and falls: road bridges and footbridge, over river and (former) railway track; plus the remains of the old railway bridge over the river, of which only the foundations survived the line closure. [...]

DSC_3665_745_Warcop_War_Memorial

To many people who from time to time drive between the Stainmore Pass and Penrith along the A66 east-west trunk road, Warcop may be synonymous with military training at the Warcop Training Centre. For more than seventy years tanks and other fighting vehicles have been a feature of the landscape, and at nearby Appleby Golf [...]