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Lord's Bridge

A listed early 19th century bridge of ashlar construction. the bridge has a single arch over the river and two smaller arches either side.

Probably built for the Earls of Shrewsbury as a carriage bridge, now it is the footbridge that connects Dimmingsdale to the Churnet Way (Oakamoor to Denstone) ... and the Chained Oak.



Owned by the Forestry Commission, Dimmingsdale is a very popular walking, riding and bouldering area.

The landscape of Dimmingsdale has been shaped by the 15th century smelting industry and later by the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury, who built Alton Towers.

Vehicle access and parking is along Red Road, next to the Ramblers Retreat tea room and gardens.

Walking, riding and cycling access is via Staffordshire Way and over Lords Bridge on Churnet Way (Oakamoor to Denstone via Alton station)

Dimmingsdale ponds

This is a series of fishing ponds thought to have been established in the late 18th or early 19th century. 

This is a SSSI open access area.


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Map location: SK05134316

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