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Pooley Bridge

The Pooley Bridge seems to be strategically located next to the River Eamont. The northern end of Lake Ullswater which passes the Pooley Bridge flows onto the Penrith, the gateway to the northern parts of the Lake District, which is one of the oldest towns in the district.

The etymology of the Pooley Bridge came from a large pool in River Eamont. This is because the water flows out of Ullswater which results in the name Pooley. And then, in the 16th century, it was then that a bridge was built just across the river which is now called as the Pooley Bridge. Though the pool can nowhere be found, the bridge on the other hand continues to exist from the moment it was built in 16th century.

More so, the Pooley Bridge was before considered as a small community where fishing and farming are the main livelihood of the people. Until the present, the Pooley Bridge still is a source of trout, salmon and Schelly (a freshwater Herring). Boats that are moored is already a common scene in the Pooley Bridge. In fact the trips to Ullswater Steamers depart from the Pooley Bridge and the trip usually offers another scene which is the 7 mile lake to Howtown and Glenridding found at the southern end of the lake.

As you go around the Pooley Bridge, especially the two main streets, you will be surprised to see excellent and magnificent old stone houses. So as you stay in the bridge you will savor picturesque views. The Pooley Bridge will fascinate you with views such as hills, woods, and the lake itself.