Bridges On The Coquet


"Rotbury. Its charming and romantic situation, sheltered from the cold east winds by rugged and picturesque hills, with its clear, bracing air, its wild mountain scenery, with fishing in the most beautiful of Northumbria's streams - the Coquet - and its close proximity to the lovely grounds of Cragside, at once offers attractions which no other locality in the north of England can surpass."

Upper Coquetdale. David Dippie Dixon. 1903.

Leaving Felton's bridges behind the Coquet winds through peaceful countryside to reach Weldon Bridge, a small settlement with both old and new bridges. Thence it passes Brinkburn's ancient priory to reach the old bridge at Pauperhaugh, a rural road junction. Then on past the Cragside Estate to the attractive town of Rothbury, capital of Upper Coquetdale where the river is crossed by several bridges.

 Opening Dates of Present Bridges
Catheugh Footbridge - not known
Weldon A697 Bridge - 1969
Weldon Bridge - 18th century
Brinkburn Footbridge - 1898
Pauperhaugh Bridge - 1862
Rothbury Stepping Stones - not known
Rothbury Bridge - 16th century?
Rothbury Footbridge - 1965
Rothbury Golf Club Bridge - not known
Lady's Bridge - 1963

 Stepping Stones Rothbury

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