River photography of the Duddon

Duration:Full Day

There are some classic points in the Duddon valley to take some memorable photos, you may even find others that appeal to you on your way up the valley. The first is near Seathwaite Church. Rocky boulders force the river through a narrow gap, and when in flood over smoothed stones (grid ref SD 22912 96175).

Birks Bridge offers a classic packhorse style with small gorge beneath (SD 23430 99347). The next view point is near the Hinning House outdoor education centre. The river landscape has changed to almost a Scottish scene (SD 23942 99980). At Cockley Beck bridge, there are numerous photographic opportunities, with many points of interest.

Further Information

Start point: Sat Nav: LA20 6EU

From Duddon Bridge you can follow the river right up to Cockley Beck and beyond that, Wrynose Pass if you want to!

How to get here:

From Greenodd turn right onto A5092 to Foxfield (Broughton-in-Furness) via Grizebeck. Continue towards Millom, turn right for Ulpha at Duddon Bridge (traffic lights). You are now in the Duddon Valley. There are many pull-ins at the side of the river, but please park carefully and responsibly.

By Martin Clayton

Ranger Supervisor Helping to care for the Duddon & Eskdale Valleys. I've been working in the countryside for over 22 years, so I guess I must like it! Organising and leading mountain bike working holidays. Fully qualified mountain bike instructor/leader. My main interests are cycling (road and mountain bike) and gardening.

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How to get here

Birks Bridge, Duddon Valley

Seathwaite LA20 6

Ordnance Survey OL6
The English Lakes
South Western area

SD 233 995

Get Directions

By Train and Bicycle: Cyclists can take National Rail services from Grange over Sands, Barrow-In-Furness, Whitehaven and Carlisle to Foxfield. From here, the quiet lanes of the Duddon Valley can easily be explored by bicycle.

Telephone:08457 48 49 50