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Cockley Beck bridge, Lake District

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Cockley Beck bridge, Lake District
Lake District National Park - Cockley Beck, Cumbria, England
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This picturesque old bridge across the River Duddon is a Lake District landmark. It stands at the hamlet (little more than a farm, actually) at Cockley Beck, at the foot of Hardknott Pass. On the other side of the pass is a Roman fort, offering wonderful views over Eskdale.

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