Christopher Robin thought that if he stood on the bottom rail of the bridge and leant over, and watched the river slipping slowly away beneath him, then he would suddenly know everything that there was to be known – A.A.Milne, “The House at Pooh Corner”1928

For all of you who love Winnie the Pooh…….

……this winsome quote is carved onto the first slate slab on this footbridge across the River Derwent in the  Borrowdale valley.

The "Japanese Bridge" at Borrowdale Lake District Christopher Robin quote

The “Japanese Bridge” at Borrowdale ©HelenBushe


Christopher Robin AA Milne Pooh Borrowdale Japanese Bridge

Christopher Robin Thought….. ©HelenBushe


Laurie Graves · 6 February 2017 at 14:18

Wonderful quotation,beautiful view. I’ve never read the books, but now I think I must.

    HMB · 6 February 2017 at 14:22

    Oh please, please do read them. Start with Winnie the Pooh. The drawings are beautiful too. (The Disney version wasn’t well received by grown-ups in U.K.). But the original books are delightful.

      Laurie Graves · 6 February 2017 at 15:44

      Will do! That quotation was very soulful.

    HMB · 6 February 2017 at 16:06

    I’m so pleased. You will love it. Make sure you get tradition version with illustrations by E H Shepherd.

      Laurie Graves · 7 February 2017 at 14:28

      Will do! Thanks for the tip.

Leah · 6 February 2017 at 04:16

Watching water is a fabulous hobby. Winnie was said to be a bear of little brain, but I disagree.

    HMB · 6 February 2017 at 11:07

    Yes I agree . Pooh Bear was a lot smarter than many humans I know!

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