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Viators bridge, Milldale, Nr Alstonefield, Derbyshire


Artwork title: Viators bridge, Milldale, Nr Alstonefield, Derbyshire
Description: Print, mounted photograph, framed photograph, handmade wall art.


  • Printed on Canon premium matte archival paper using Canon archival quality printer inks
  • Available framed or as mounted prints ready for you to place in your own frame.
  • Free UK shipping

Viator’s Bridge is located at Milldale, not far from Alstonefield, on the River Dove, at the entrance to one of the most spectacular and dramatic sections of Dove Dale.
On the east bank of the river is a steep zig-zag path called Hanson’s Toot which leads down from Hanson Grange. This was reputedly the route taken by Izaak Walton when he first encountered the Dove whilst travelling from Ashbourne to Beresford Hall with his friend Charles Cotton.

In his book The Compleat Angler, written in 1653, Izaak Walton is given the name Viator. His frightening descent of the hill was followed by the sight of the tiny bridge across the river which in those days lacked the parapets which were added later, and inspired him to write the following “What’s here, the sign of a bridge? Do you travel in wheelbarrows in this country? This bridge was made for nothing else – why a mouse can hardly go over it, tis not two fingers broad!”
Consequently, Viator’s Bridge or Wheelbarrow Bridge it was named and has been known as ever since.

The bridge is now listed as an ancient monument.

Every piece we create tells a story and fades into white, leaving the viewer with the impression of a world outside the scene, and a story yet to be told. In fact every piece comes to you with a story about it with an accompanying card with your wall art or on the reverse of the greetings card.

Each print takes many hours to produce, using layers, masks, overlay, textures and creative techniques to produce a fine art piece you will be proud to have in your home. We do not use automated processes of any sort.

Additional information


Miniature 5 x 3.5" print in a 9 x 7" mount, 8 x 6" print in a 10 x 8" mount, 10 x 8" print in a 15 x 13" mount

Framing Options

Mounted only, Mounted with white wooden frame

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