Approached down a single track road, the Fifehead Neville packhorse bridge spans the River Divelish alongside the ford used by the traffic of the district.
The two pointed arches carry the narrow track that has been visually spoiled by the addition of wooden handrails. In rainy periods the water level rises rapidly and the mediaeval bridge would have been essential for horses and people in days gone by. Nowadays, a few walkers and ramblers cross it, although it is one of the most attractive packhorse bridges in the county.
Anyone coming here will be struck not only by the beauty of the bridge and the sound of the stream tinkling over the roadway, but also by the peaceful quiet atmosphere, only occasionally broken by a passing tractor or car.
An extract from Dorset’s Legacy in Bridges.