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Good Morning Everyone,

My photograph shows one of my favourite destinations, Wycoller.

Please click on Wycoller in Summer to see it larger in the Beta format.

If ever you wish to to see the beauty of nature an that of man, neatly wrapped together, this is one of those places.

I have photographed this place previously but, depending on the the time of year or the time of day, you can always get a different mood.

On this particular day, I was taken by the dappled light on the cobbles. I don't think I have ever seen it so effective!

The cobbles lead to the famous pack horse bridge. It is a two-arched structure spanning Wycoller beck. It is sometimes called Sally’s Bridge after one of the Cunliffe family who lived in the hall opposite the bridge in the 18th century. Historians have argued about its age, but none of them are certain, but it is thought to either date from the 13th century or the 15th. Its construction is a bit of an oddity, in that the arches are not equal to each other and the structure’s base-stone boulders are not level, giving the bridge a somewhat precarious appearance because of that. The coping stones along the sides of the bridge are significant in that some of them have faint cup-marks in them, indicating that they were brought down from a prehistoric site on the moors above Wycoller and used in the bridge’s construction. _ John Bentley

The spring and summer have been so hot and dry that Wycoller Beck is little more than a trickle. I have never seen it so low! In front of the bridge is a ford for motor vehicles and, at the moment, you hardly get your tyres wet!

Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)

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