The locally known Chinese Bridge spans the river Derwent, and is a popular place for locals to go swimming.
The locally known Chinese bridge spans the river Derwent, and is a popular place for locals to go swimming.
From here there are good views to the south and the “Jaws of Borrowdale”, dominated by the central Castle Crag, which once used to have a hill fort on top.
To the north lies the lake and the Skiddaw Range nearby is Cannon Dub, so called because, in the late 1780s, there used to be a cannon located here. Passersby could pay a sum of money to fire it off, and count the number of echoes. From here you can also see the Lodore Hotel, behind which flows the Lodore Falls.