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Stainton Beck - Cumbria UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member martlakes
N 54° 15.986 W 002° 43.952
30U E 517420 N 6013198
Quick Description: A ford in the small hamlet of Stainton. A narrow stone footbridge allows a dry shod crossing nearby.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/3/2008 9:08:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM33B3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lord Darcy
Views: 30

Long Description:
Stainton is a long linear 'village' alongside Stainton Beck. At one time 5 mills were located along the waterway. The centre of the village has a very small green next to the ford and footbridge. Houses and farms are on both banks so a ford allows shorter access for vehicles. On the west bank is the wonderfully named 'Dreamland Farm'.

30m downstream is a humpback bridge for people. It's quite narrow but makes crossing the beck a dry process for those without vehicles. The school bus drops a couple of kids off each day who then cross the bridge to get home.

The ford isn't too deep usually. Only after heavy rain does it present a serious challenge. The base of the ford is fairly well maintained and not too rocky.
Type of roadway? (Paved, Gravel, Dirt, Other?): Paved

If other than explain...: Tarmac one side, gravel track the other

Name of Body of Water if known?: Stainton Beck

Name of Roadway if known?: Not listed

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