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Good Morning Everyone,

My last post showed a view of Wycoller which included three of the ancient features. Today, I am coming in close on one of those features, the old packhorse bridge.

I don't think I have ever previously photographed it from this side, looking back over its arches to the old cottages.

You can appreciate how worn the stones have become after centuries of usage from horse shoes and clogs. The huge stones, on the sides, bear testiment to the excessive amounts of rain we have had, since the moss is thick and thriving.

The old cottages on the far bank are full of character being built from local stone and of a style when windows were small and walls were exceedingly thick!

In the middle of the last century, you could have bought one of these houses for a few hundred pounds as the village had declined and was under threat of becoming a reservoir. Now, it is a conservation area and houses exchange for half a million!

Gyorgy told me had Googled Wycoller after my last post so here is an interesting link if you have a desire to know more.

I will add a w/s to reveal the bridge looking from these cottages to the old ruined hall.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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