Ribblehead Viaduct

Published 8 April 2012

View from my room at the Station Inn at Ribblehead

Okay, I won’t bore you to death with railway/walking related photos too much. This will be the last one. For now.

But what a location for a railway/walking related photograph. Do I even need to tell you where it is?

What do you mean you don’t know? Come on! It’s Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales! The famous one! The one British Rail wanted to close down!

And that picture my friend, well that’s a train going over the mighty Ribblehead viaduct. And in the background? One of the three mighty peaks of the Yorkshire Dales: Whernside.

You can see Ribblehead from afar from the Pennine Way, but if you’re walking the Dales Way the pub near Ribblehead station is an ideal place to spend the night.

And if you do, you might just get a room with a serious view. A view not too dissimilar to this one. It’s a mighty fine view that could only be improved by one thing and one thing alone. If it included a steam train.

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