SLATERS BRIDGE | LITTLE LANGDALE

Another favourite of ours is Little Langdale. We had a beautiful walk here today along side the old quarry and caves. Always stunning no matter what the weather is like.


Slater’s Bridge is a delightful 17th Century packhorse bridge spanning the River Brathay, it is a handmade stone bridge that Miners would cross to work in the nearby slate mines such as Cathedral Quarry.



Well worth a visit and even better a long weekend or break we have some lovely suggestions for holiday let’s in this area I would recommend Hacket Forge my family have stayed here several times over Christmas and New Year and absolutely loved it.


In the 19th century, Alexander Craig Gibson called the bridge "an exquisite and unique specimen of a style of bridge all but extinct" a century later, Alfred Wainwright called it "the most picturesque footbridge in Lakeland, a slender arch constructed of slate from the quarries and built to give the quarrymen a shorter access from their homes"