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PLACES TO DIVE UK INLAND DIVES

Devil’s Bridge –

Situated on the River Lune, diving is allowed between the two bridges at Devil’s Bridge at certain times of year. The river is used for salmon fishing so divers must contact the local Tourist Information Office in advance. The preferred entry spot is the beach just past the second bridge which allows divers to drift under both bridges if desired. Be aware of people jumping from the bridge and take care not to follow as it is now an offence to jump off.


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diverfins
posted : May 19, 2012

HI LADS, CAN YOU GIVE ME A FULL RUNDOWN ON HOW TO DIVE DEVILS BRIDGE IE: ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE PLEASE LADS AS I HAVE NEVER DIVED HERE BEFORE CHEERS

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Simon
posted : August 22, 2005

It's a fun dive in the spring when the river's in spate. You may not go far but you go fast. Be prepared to be bumped about a bit. Wetsuits better than drysuits for this, and leave off the dangly bits of kit

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sheepboy
posted : June 17, 2005

Sheep boy and Co called in to wash the kit off on the way back from Oban, and wow what a good little dive, looked a bit of a prat kitted up for a 60m dive at 5.5m but it was V good easy access good vis and warm, loads of fish, trout etc we will go back

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posted : September 13, 2004

First things first less is moore. Now the phenominon of CATMAN it has been scientific proven to exist. He can attains forms such as a CAT, a MAN (who stalks the local campsites) and even a CATFISH on entry to water. he is the best diver of all as he is a superhero/oxygen tank who saves yaks and if it wasent for him the yak population of Kirkby Lonsdale would have fallen to zero. he has the specially adapted taste buds so he can tell the difference between 'i can't believe its not butter ' and real butter. he has an acid scale which squirts out high velocity S0d454Off acid at his prey. He dosent feel the COLD due to his thermal Y fronts and shaggy mane. He often seen seen walking and stalking in a blue van on the A65 avoiding people who want to put him in a can. eg Edmoo (a ginger type Moomin creature with edmund bennett's personality) DIVERS BEWARE Edmund the mermaid will lure you to certain death on the slippery green rocks with his amazing voice and tramplike pants. But catman will save you if you truly BELIeVE!you must make a SHrine (find the recipe on ceefax pg 228 or www.CAT.com) and decorate it with all your rare CATMAN artifacts and hard boiled sweets or maybe a can of whiskers or even some Crispy Cakes you know what I mean ;) (yummy). Catman true followers will be making a spiritual journey to the sacred bridge to prove to the world (and russian scientists) that catman will save us from a terrible fate if we take the plunge. thats all, for any moore info plz call 01695 633300. p.s. catman is watchin you so beware. be good iv you want a nice present for CATMAS.

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posted : September 13, 2004

visited kirby lonsdale last may 203 and was given a guided tour by a local resident by the name of roger he his the local postman in kirby and lives in the village he guided me round the streets and showed the town when he took me to devils bridge and i looked over and that amazing sight of the green water with the different rock shelves in it well i was so overwhelmed by the most beautiful of sights and the river lune is a most fantastic river i now visit the lakes for my holidays because kirby lonsdale turned me on to it and ruskins view well what can one say execpt that roger the postman thankyou so much for a lovely guided tour of such a wonderful place i'm just so glad that i travelled on that little bus from carnforth station last may by the way i saw the bridge in sunshine in all its ful bloom once again roger the postman thankyou

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posted : September 13, 2004

No bad thing - it was a loathsome mudslick anyway

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posted : September 13, 2004

go go go devils bridge

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posted : September 13, 2004

Jumping from this bridge is foolish. My mate jumped on Sat hitting some rock. Hes shattered his knee cap and severed some tendons in his other leg. Hes going to be in hospital for weeks and need months of physio. BE WARNED!!!

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posted : September 13, 2004

Cool dive site, rather tame tho, max depth I got to was .....8!!! meters! Wouldnt jump off the bridge EVER!! have you seen the size of the rocks down there!

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posted : September 13, 2004

go go go devils bridge

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posted : September 13, 2004

is devils bridge a popular spot to dive? i read from the messages its about 6 to 8 meters in depth?? how long and wide is the diving area?? is it a case of just turn up or do u need to book?

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posted : September 13, 2004

visited kirby lonsdale last may 203 and was given a guided tour by a local resident by the name of roger he his the local postman in kirby and lives in the village he guided me round the streets and showed the town when he took me to devils bridge and i looked over and that amazing sight of the green water with the different rock shelves in it well i was so overwhelmed by the most beautiful of sights and the river lune is a most fantastic river i now visit the lakes for my holidays because kirby lonsdale turned me on to it and ruskins view well what can one say execpt that roger the postman thankyou so much for a lovely guided tour of such a wonderful place i'm just so glad that i travelled on that little bus from carnforth station last may by the way i saw the bridge in sunshine in all its ful bloom once again roger the postman thankyou

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posted : September 13, 2004

say hi 2 catman. hav u seen him recently me love?

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posted : September 13, 2004

i've seen catman. i saw him in human form, with his blonde dreads.(ps Catman is a mysterious freak of nature an organism that can shape- shift between CAT (by day) and MAN (by night)as studyed by patrick moore can often be seen diving into the depths of the 20,000 leagues beneath devils bridge in CATfish form. Local are warned not to panic because hes a superhero who once saved a crying british hunting YAK from a terrrible fate. We sending a research/Pilgramige team to investigate on the 10th of july at woodclose campsite. see you spoon! p.s. if u see catman plz leave him sum catfood, he prefers whiskers, or smartprice from asda or crispy cakes.

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posted : September 13, 2004

Jumping from this bridge is foolish. My mate jumped on Sat hitting some rock. Hes shattered his knee cap and severed some tendons in his other leg. Hes going to be in hospital for weeks and need months of physio. BE WARNED!!!

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posted : September 13, 2004

devils bridge is wicked u just go and chill or jump if u want its atacts many different people

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posted : September 13, 2004

is devils bridge a popular spot to dive? i read from the messages its about 6 to 8 meters in depth?? how long and wide is the diving area?? is it a case of just turn up or do u need to book?

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posted : September 13, 2002

bridge built ~1370 (by the church - as usual) 55ft wide main arches, 30ft southern arch. 45ft top of centre arch to water at low water. Floods massively (this year was good - built up over the top of the cutwaters on the topside - highest it's been since '95. Sources (grandfather) suggest that in '34 got high enough to go round the side - I can believe it 'cos it goes up so quickly you wouldn't believe - there's pictures of most floods in the ORANGE TREE P.H. - just past the church yard - not at all a bad pub). Structurally substantially the same as when built (you can see ~50 14th century mason's marks, mainly on the ribs - if you look hard enough. It's got bigger arches than any other of the same age I know of in this country - mostly they are about 35ft max. !! Enviro agency took a lot of shingle out above the bridge last summer, and the flood knocked a lot more under the bridge - so it's shallower there than normal here - but no-one's damaged themselves yet this year jumping in. The bye-law against jumping is ignored, but there's not many dead - maybe only minor maiming a year average. Most amusing litigation story - local legend - a Stockport?/liverpool?/somewhere urban? man came up in the recent past and went for a swim in the brown turgid water despite the signs saying "don't swim when the river is in spate"- got pulled out eventually miles downstream - attempted to sue the CC for negligence because he didn't know what "in spate" meant. Pretty much laughed out of court.

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