Monday, 13 April 2020

Donkey Bridge, Maple Dean Clough, Norland 20 March 2019

I have pictured Donkey Bridge and walked over it many times over the years and previously posted pictures taken there on a couple of occasions. I was recently sorting through some of my old postcards I had collected and came across one taken at Donkey Bridge years ago.

Postcard of Donkey Bridge, Norland

Finding the picture inspired me to have a look through my own collection and I found a set from March 20th 2019 taken with a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. The changes from the picture above which looks like it was taken during the late 19th - early 20th century to the current is large with the surrounding hillside now covered by the trees of North Dean Woods, and the hill top no longer visible from the bridge. The stone built sides still remain although they seems larger than the ones pictured so they have probably been restored at some date since the pictures was taken.

The bridge itself carries a footpath over what depending on who you ask is Maple Dean Clough, or Norland Clough stream. The path itself runs from the end of North Dean Road, Copley to Pickwood Lane, Norland through North Dean Woods.

Donkey Bridge (20-3-19)
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Donkey Bridge

Donkey Bridge

Upstream, Maple Dean Clough

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