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In the Yorkshire Dales the Ribblehead Viaduct carries the Settle–Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss in the valley of the River Ribble.
Spanning 400 metres across, with 24 huge stone arches reaching 32 metres above the moor, it is breathtaking Victorian engineering and a great photographic opportunity.
Built by the Midland Railway, the Ribblehead Viaduct is situated 14 miles east of Kirkby Lonsdale. Work began on it in 1869, by a large workforce, possibly up to 2,300 men.
The Settle & Carlisle line ran coninuously from 1876 until the 1980s. Then following substantial lobbying the route was retained.
Visit the impressive structure, then call in at the pretty station at Ribblehead, or travel there by train. You can grab refreshments at the nearby Station Inn.
Address:Ribblehead Viaduct, Chapel-le-Dale, LA6 3AU