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Devils bridge

Type of Dive: River dive. Utube

Suggested Experience: Sport Diver.

Travel directions: From junction 34 of the M6 head towards Kirkby Lonsdale on the A683. When the A683 meats the A65 turn left and Devils Bridge should be visible on your left. Alternatively, come off the motorway at junction 35 and head for Over Kellet and take the B6254 to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Parking directions: Google   Google

Depth: 6m

Site entry/exit: Get kitted up and then walk through a narrow gate and down on to a small beach upstream of the bridge.

Devils bridge entry/exitDevils bridge entry/exit

Underwater directions: The current is at its strongest here so jump in and drift down under the first bridge. After the bridge, the current slackens and you can spend time looking at the fish and in the cracks between rocks for eels. The River shallows rapidly just before the road bridge and after the bridge, there are two areas to exit one above the bridge and one between the bridges.

Air & Nitrox: Capenwray

Site Hazards: Rocks, Cold, Tree stumps, Branches and it may look calm and easy on the surface but it can turn into a drift dive which can be very tiring fighting to get back to where you entered.

Nearest Public phone: To Follow

Mobile Network service: Most work here

Pub: Snooty fox tavern   The Sun Inn

CafĂ©: There is often a burger van near the bridge.

Version: 2

Created by: Finstrokes

Date: 7/7/07

Thanks To: Avril Keith

Other comments: Best time to dive here is when there has been no rain for a while as it reduces the viz. Check the forecast for the dive day it's a river so it can rise while you are in the water. Also, there are public toilets on the bridge.

Surface Photos: By Avril Keith

Devils bridge entry/exit

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