Our NEW Whithaugh Bridge

This summer saw the re-opening of a new Whithaugh Bridge.  It has taken lots of effort from many people to see it return and we hope it will deliver huge economic boost to our wee village by linking the forest walks and the 7stanes mountain bike trails closer to the village.  Handily it also means that when you stay at Yethouse you can walk, cycle or run a new loop – my nephew runs it in 20 minutes but its a tough climb to get your heart racing!

There has been a bridge on this site since the turn of the last century, it has seen many forms; a rope bridge, a swing bridge and a lovely Victorian pedestrian bridge.  The swing bridge was genius, designed to swing across in high water which also had the added benefit of stopping poachers cross as well.  Unfortunately it didn’t survive but our new bridge will be around for many years to come.

Early morning the day of the openingArriving for the official opening

The opening ceremony The Duke of Buccleuch cutting the ribbon, 7th July 2014 The first crossing from Whithaugh led by this years TUB Pee Wee locals taking their first stroll across the new Whithaugh Bridge