Dartmoor Explorations

A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park

FISHERMANS BRIDGE

Nigel Machin

Fishermans Bridge
Fisherman’s Bridge 1908 vs 2020
As you can see, the stone pillars and the metal rods sticking out of them have remained exactly as they were 112 years ago so it was reasonably easy yesterday to identify the boulder on the edge of the river the original photographer stood on (though not quite so easy to get to it). Fisherman’s Bridge went over the West Dart between Dunnabridge and Sherberton. The track running south from near the Pound still goes to it but, now the bridge is no longer functional, has been diverted along this side of the river over Swincombe Meet/Sherberton Steps. The photo is looking towards Dunnabridge and if there was no undergrowth you would probably be able to see the wall of the Pound only 600m ahead on top of the slope above the river.

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