2 - 3 hours
Summary: From the bustling village of Ambleside we follow ancient bridleways leading into the Scandale valley to meet this picturesque packhorse bridge. Views become increasingly dramatic as height is gained, and usually there are indeed views to be enjoyed on this route as it stays at a low-level throughout.
High Sweden Bridge is a pleasant spot to rest awhile beside the babbling stream and soak up the atmosphere of the Scandale valley.
Our route initially climbs a little as we make our way back towards Low Sweden Bridge and onwards back to Ambleside.
If looking for a short walk on good tracks in the Ambleside area, this route is hard to beat. A very regular walk for us.