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Scandale Beck


Scandale Beck is a small river in Cumbria which is a tributary of the River Rothay. Scandale Beck arises near Bakestones Moss / Scandale Head and flows in a roughly southerly direction to Ambleside. The beck joins the River Rothay a short distance west of Ambleside, about 2½ miles from where the Rothay discharges into Windermere (lake). High Sweden Bridge and Low Sweden Bridge, over Sandale Beck, both date from the 17th century.

Scandale Beck arises in Lake District National Park on Bakestones Moss, west of Kirkstone Pass, and flows south for much of its length of six and a half kilometers.

It flows under High Sweden Bridge, a 17th-century packhorse bridge, past High Sweden Coppice and Low Sweden Coppice, before turning west for a short distance north of Papermill Coppice, and turning south to join the River Rothay east of Ambleside. The Rothay flows only a short distance south before emptying into Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.

High head hydroelectric proposal

In August 2011, Ellergreen Hydro Ltd proposed a 900 kW high head hydroelectric scheme for Scandale Beck. Despite opposition for some quarters, for example, the Angling Trust, planning permission for the development was granted in April 2012.

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Scandale Beck

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Falls near Low Sweden Bridge

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Low Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
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Low Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
- Overview Map Street View Low Sweden Bridge over Scandale Beck is located north of Ambleside, near Nook End Farm. The bridge was built in the late 17th century, now with a modern ...
High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
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High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
- Overview Map Street View High Sweden Bridge is a 17th century packhorse bridge over Scandale Beck, located just over 1 mile north of Ambleside. A road named Sweden Bridge Lane ...
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Scandale Beck

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Scandale Beck

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Scandale Beck

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Scandale Beck Flowing into River Rothay

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RIVER LEVEN/RIVER ROTHAY/327.00 PTC SCANDALE BECK/ Monitoring Site
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