Would YOU walk over this bridge in the Lake District made out of paper?


Today I woke up at 5am and headed to the top of the Grisedale Valley to see the Lake District's newest attraction - a four tonne bridge made entirely out of 22,000 sheets of red paper!

Sally Field on a red paper bridge in the Lake District

After a bit of a scramble in my high heels, I managed to get to the top of the arch to take some photographs - is this not the perfect spot to relax with a nice cup of tea?

Red paper bridge in the Lake District

The PaperBridge is a temporary piece of work by artist Steve Messam and has no glue, bolts or other fixings to hold it up which led to a rather nervous experience. Luckily the bridge held fine when I wandered over it. The bridge was constructed using the same architectual design principles found in the original packhorse bridges which can be seen all over the Lake District.

Sally Fielding on a red paper bridge

This unique, bright red bridge is open to the public until monday 18th May so you'll have to visit and have a go at walking over it! There are some stunning walks to reach the bridge and the Helvellyn range provides the perfect backdrop to the installation.

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