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Lizwell Bridge Rock

A splendid little pile of rocks can be seen in the woods to the north-west and above the ancient twin span Lizwell Bridge. Consisting of a main central outcrop overlooking the river below, at first, it seems insignificant, but when you move along the track to directly beneath, it presents itself nicely. To reach it, there are some brambles and other tripping hazards to negotiate, but it is really best seen close up.

Historic England has some details on the charming bridge below; "...multi span bridge known as Lizwell Bridge which crosses the East Webburn River and is situated in a steep wooded valley. The bridge survives as two low rounded arches which each measure 2.5m long, these meet on an islet in the river and are joined by a causeway. The arches are constructed of dressed granite, the rest is composed of slate rubble. The bridge is up to 3.2m wide, the parapets are extremely low and on the northern side of the bridge at the centre a granite pillar with fixings suggest the bridge was once gated."

Whilst on Private Land, by obtaining a permit from Fountain Forestry, you are allowed to walk in the area and both the outcrop and bridge are well worth a visit.

Lizwell Bridge Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 7116 7413
Height:
200m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:

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