A clapper bridge is a simple form of construction used since medieval times, in this case it is built out of the plentiful granite slabs placed over some solid piers. This Grade 11 listed bridge carries the track across a small stream at the base of the slopes approaching Roughtor.

What  always strikes me is how square the construction is, given the stones were probably shaped by hand, and how strong it looks. I don’t know if anyone has any idea how long it has been there but it does still look good enough to be there a few hundred more years yet.

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