"Not to be outdone by the Wansbeck, the Blyth rises on Kearsley Fell among Celtic forts, crosses the Devil's Causeeway, and begins gathering force of character where it runs between Belsay Castle and Shortflatt tower."
The English Gate. F.A.Wills. 1947.
The first bridge from the source of the river, this is a small footbridge south of Cocklaw Walls on a footpath leading to Kirkheaton. It is set in marshy ground in the valley and is surrounded by grassland and rolling hills.