Nestled along the banks of the River Wye, Ashford In The Water is a delightful Derbyshire village. The little village is home to various picturesque buildings along with the iconic Sheepwash Bridge (pictured).
The bridge is a great example of a packhorse bridge.
The Sheepwash Bridge is a packhorse bridge with an attached stone sheepwash: lambs were placed in the pen on one side of the river and the ewes swam across the river to get to them, while being pushed underwater by the shepherds to clean the fleece before shearing.
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Location: Ashford In The Water, DE45 1NZ.6; f/6.3; ISO 100; 32.0 mm.