Devils Bridge – River Lune
Kirby Lonsdale where A683 meets A65 Devils Bridge should be visible on your left. A popular spot for families and bikers with a couple or three tea / coffee bars and public toilets.
Parking – free parking both sides of the bridge, easiest to park near public toilets if possible. The place does get busy.
Access – short walk down to shingle beach up stream of the old bridge itself.
Diving A Drift Dive in clear water- not a dive during times of flood! Consider water levels and flow. The current is strongest at the top of the beach. Enter the water and drift under the first bridge and look for fish in the cracks and under the large rocks. There is a large underwater bowl between the two bridges. The river shallows before the second bridge.Exit where entered or on beach between bridges. Spring and summer see migratory trout and salmon in the river as well as fresh water eels and sticklebacks
Birks Bridge Duddon Valley, north of Seathwaite
Parking for a couple of cars near to bridge otherwise 100yds further on in a large car park.
Access down a steep bank from bridge upstream to entry point
Diving A Drift Dive in clear water under an old packhorse bridge- not a dive during times of flood! Drift down river and swim back up – there is a large boulder and swim through under the bridge. 4.5m depth
Dalegarth Pool, Eskdale, Cumbria
Dalegarth pool is in a small gorge on the way to Stanley Ghyll from the Ratty about 0.5km from Dalegarth station 54.392800 -3.276869, it is also known as Trough House pool – Trough House Bridge / Dalegarth Bridge. There are quite a few deep pools on the Esk including St Catherine’s Pool and Doctors Bridge 400m upstream Crystal clear but cold water – Depth c4m in gorge with steep walls cracks and bounders
Roa Island and Piel
Diving at slackwater ideally on a neap tide from Roa Island Pier or Sailing Club. A Ferry operates to Piel and will take divers by arrangement. Street parking and access to rocky beach down a steep banking.Dive from pier heading out into channel and turning north up the channel. Lots of sea life to admire