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River Winster


 

The River Winster is a river in the English county of Cumbria. The Winster was the boundary between the ancient counties of Lancashire and Westmorland. It has a relatively small catchment area; other streams flow parallel to it on either side.

The Winster is about 20 km or 12 miles long, and rises about 2 km south of Bowness-on-Windermere, between the hamlets of Winster and Storrs (the latter is on Windermere) and follows a southerly course, flowing past the settlements of Ludderburn, Hartbarrow and Bowland Bridge, before it is joined by Arndale Beck at Bridge House.

From there, the river continues through a valley between Whitbarrow and Cartmel Fell, flowing through Helton Tarn. It continues between the villages of Lindale and Meathop, and finally flows into the Kent estuary just downstream from Arnside.

A former course of the river joined the Kent at Blawith Point, and as a result the peninsula of Holme Island often changed hands between Lancashire and Westmorland.

Packhorse Bridges

A packhorse bridge is a bridge intended to carry packhorses (horses loaded with sidebags or panniers) across a river or stream.

There are two packhorse bridges on this river near Winster. The Winster Bridge (1729 with 20th-century parapet) on the river at Another packhorse bridge (Probably 17th-century. Grade II listed) is on a tributary of the River Winster at , adjacent to A5074 road.

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River Kent (Cumbria) Castle Head, near Lindale Castle Head Bridge Arndale Beck
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River Winster near Barkbooth

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The River Winster by Lindale

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Birks Bridge

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Ford at Birks bridge, River Winster

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The River Winster enters the estuary

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Tidal Bore on the River Winster

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Castle Head, near Lindale
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Castle Head, near Lindale
Castle Head Bridge
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Castle Head Bridge

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