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Tarr Steps
River Barle
Clapper Bridge
, Exmoor,

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1000 BC

1000 BC
Tarr Steps Clapper bridge, possibly constructed around 1000 BC, The stone slabs each weigh up to1 or 2 tons. It is 180 feet (55m) long and has 17 spans, Now a designated grade 1 listed building plus it's a scheduled ancient monument,
It crosses the River Barle in Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England,

Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © all rights reserved.

Gabi Lombardo, Faubion, * ઇઉ *, Ulrich and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo

30 comments - The latest ones
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
One of the oldest bridges in the world?
Beautifully photographed!
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Very much appreciated Peter, It has partially washed away on a couple of occasions recently however the slabs have all been numbered now so getting them back in place is not that onerous
6 years ago.
What a fabulous bridge, Hopefully it will be looked after.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Ms.Wisteria
Thank you, It is very well looked after, it is open to everyone and free just as it should be
6 years ago.
slgwv club
Is it still open for foot travel?
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to slgwv club
Thank you , Yes open for all to cross and free of charge
6 years ago.
 Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
This is so beautiful ! What a wonderful shot !!
Have a fabulous new week.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Marcello Ciappi
Thank you Marcello it really is appreciated, and a very good week to you also.
6 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Amazing story about this bridge. Nice shot.
Bridges, Ponts, Brücken, Mosty, Puentes, Pontes, 橋, ponti
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you Jaap, it is a wonderful place and not commercialised at all
6 years ago.
Ecobird club
Nice shot hon. Must take some force to wash it away.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Ecobird club
Thank you, this winters rain was so exceptional .
6 years ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
Nice image; Interesting and you still see something 'new' everyday!
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Roger Dodger club
Thank you Roger, Learning new things is one of the great things about this site
6 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Thanks Les, the location is not to touristy
6 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you Joan, It's not on the tourist routes but is an lovely place to visit, Our ancestors had a lot more intelligence than they were given credit for.
6 years ago.
 Lucas Manuel
Lucas Manuel
Buen encuadre para esa excelente toma del puente rústico.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Lucas Manuel
Thank you Lucas, it is our duty to look after it for future generations.
6 years ago.
Philippe_28 club
Very interesting !
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Philippe_28 club
Thank you Philippe , a wonderful place
6 years ago.
Esther club
Amazing structure and history.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Esther club
Thank you amazing bridge and location
6 years ago.
What a lovely bridge
5 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely and very old, Thank you Sanna.
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Magnificent shot!

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5 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to William Sutherland club
|Many thanks William, really appreciated.
5 years ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Admirable achievement of our ancestors!
Great capture!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to * ઇઉ * club
This really was a magnificent build. thank you.
3 years ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
an interesting location with a beautiful old and still open bridge!!
2 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) club has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Thank you Gabi, still in use as you say.
2 months ago.

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