Cromwell Cottage clapper bridge MYD35301 (c) YDNPA, 2023
A clapper bridge possibly dating to the 18th century. It crosses Malham Beck, which divides the village of Malham in half. Over the years local people have erected several small bridges over the beck at convenient crossing points. This example comprises four large limestone slabs supported by three slate rubble piers. It has 20th century railings on the upstream side.
Location From Malham village centre, take Cove Road north. After 200 metres, take right turn where woodland on right hand side finishes. The bridge is straight ahead, next to Cromwell Cottage.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Malham. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Viewable from roadside.