Pooley ‘New’ Bridge

Pooley ‘New’ Bridge

In December 2015, Storm Desmond caused the destruction of the 18th century Pooley Bridge – a key transport link for visitors and locals alike around the northern end of our beautiful valley. In 2019 we prepare for the next chapter in this story as work starts to install a permanent Pooley ‘New’ Bridge.


What you can expect when?

w/c 9 September 2019

Install temporary foot bridge

w/c 9 September 2019

Remove temporary road bridge

w/c 16 September 2019

Open temporary foot bridge

October 2019 to April 2020

Construct permanent road bridge

Spring 2020

Proposed opening of permanent road bridge


Getting to and from Pooley Bridge during construction

We are open for business! While the road bridge is closed, Pooley Bridge remains connected to the rest of the valley via a foot bridge – you can still park both in the village itself and in a temporary car park opposite Waterfoot Holiday Park just a 5 minute walk to Ullswater ‘Steamers’ pier house and a 7 minute walk to the village centre via the foot bridge.

Arriving by road? Broadly here’s what you need to know:

  • From the north – leave at Junction 40 and follow diversion signs via Eamont Bridge
  • From the south – leave at Junction 39 and follow diversion signs via Shap
  • From the east – leave the A66 at Kemplay Bank roundabout and follow diversion signs via Eamont Bridge
  • From the west – leave the A66 at Kemplay Bank roundabout and follow diversion signs via Eamont Bridge

Here are detailed directions to help you plan and get the most out of you visit to the village and the valley.


Support Us – Pooley Bridge is open for business!

Pooley ‘New’ Bridge Loyalty Lottery
The more you visit, the better your chances!

September 2019 – March 2020

As we await the opening of our beautiful new bridge, we need your support! Each time you spend in businesses around Pooley Bridge, you’ll receive a ticket for our monthly our Loyalty Lottery. Each month from September 2019 to March 2020, you could be in the chance of winning one of 9 monthly prizes. Hold on to your ticket and you may even win our Loyalty Lottery Golden Ticket – drawn in April 2020, it includes a chance to join us for the Pooley ‘New’ Bridge party  plus complimentary food, drink and accommodation in the village over the bridge opening.

We’ll post monthly winning ticket numbers here on the 15th of the following month – so if you’re in the September draw, check to see if you’ve won on 15 October.

Thank you for your support and Good Luck!

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