Everyday many people walk along this footpath to and from Scott's housing estate unaware of what is beneath the footpath that they walk on.There are actually,two lovely,arched bridges right beneath the path and most people have no idea that they are there.If you are brave or a mountain goat,it is possible to go over the path railings and get down to the bridges.BEWARE THIS COULD BE QUITE DANGEROUS.
Having visited these bridges on my own before,I already knew the safest way down and was happy to take my two kids down there,as it was a little adventure for them and I hate all the modern health and safety nonsense.There are several ways that you can take down to the bridges,but this is the way we went.
You can locate the two bridges from the path,as fencing has been put up at a 90 degree angle to the path,at the start and end of each bridge.When facing Scott's and in between the two bridges.but quite near bridge 1,if you look over the left side,you will notice a slanting route down to the bottom.You have to be careful and work your way from one safe footing to the next,holding on to trees and sapplings as you go.Please be aware that this is potentially dangerous(don't blame me for any injury,you do it totally at your own risk) ,though I managed to do it with two young kids,safely and without incident.
When you get to the bottom,first head towards the river and you will be amazed at what you will find.
If when you get to the bottom of the bank you turn left and work you way along,you will come to the smaller of the two bridges.Be careful as you go,as there are nettles and brambles here and there and these days you always have to be on the look out for the horrible giant hogweed.
I think that this bridge was made to allow a water channel to flow under it,but I don't actually know and have found no evidence for this,other than it's still wet to this day under there.We know from the photos and maps that this bridge was built after bridge 2.