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Ribblehead Viaduct

Low Sleights Rd, Carnforth LA6 3AU, UK

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About Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead viaduct is just over the border from Cumbria into North Yorkshire and is undoubtedly the most impressive structure on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. The viaduct carries the Settle to Carlisle Railway line across Batty Moss. The  Viaduct has twenty-four magnificent arches that carry the railway line 104 ft above the moor.  It was one of the iconic structures in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.



Attractions near Ribblehead Viaduct

Whernside2.86km from Ribblehead Viaduct

Great Whernside is a fell in the Yorkshire Dales, England, not to be confused with Whernside, some 17 miles to the west. Its summit is the highest point of the eastern flank of Wharfedale above Kettlewell. Great Whernside forms the watershed between Wharfedale and Nidderdale, and is on the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Nidd rises on the eastern slopes of Great Whernside, above Angram Reservoir.

Ingleborough5.2km from Ribblehead Viaduct

Ingleborough is the second-highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and is frequently climbed as part of the Three Peaks walk. A large part of Ingleborough is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve and is the home of a new joint project, Wild Ingleborough, with aims to improve the landscape for wildlife and people.

Gaping Gill6.81km from Ribblehead Viaduct

Gaping Gill is one of the most famous caves in the Dales and one of the largest underground chambers in Britain. It’s often said, without exaggeration, that this dramatic chamber is big enough to fit a cathedral. It is so big that there has been an attempt to fly a hot air balloon inside the cave. Gaping Gill still retains the records for the highest unbroken waterfall in England and the largest underground chamber naturally open to the surface.

White Scar Cave6.83km from Ribblehead Viaduct

White Scar Cave is the longest show cave in Britain. See underground waterfalls, flowstone, and the massive ice-age cavern decorated with thousands of stalactites. Spectacular location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Originally accessed through a vertical boulder choke, an access tunnel has been cut to include it on the visitor trail.It is open as a show cave, the entrance being from the Ribblehead to Ingleton road on the west of Ingleborough, with tours being run throughout the year

Gragareth7.23km from Ribblehead Viaduct

Gragareth is a mountain on the border of Lancashire and Cumbria, whilst sitting The Yorkshire Dales.  Its summit is 628m and is claimed to be the highest point in Lancashire.  The summit has a trig point and extensive views towards Morecambe Bay, the Lake District fells, the Howgill Fells, Ingleborough, and the Forest of Bowland. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Ingleborough Cave8.36km from Ribblehead Viaduct

Ingleborough Cave is one of the best known in the UK with many visitors coming each year keen to see the historic attraction. Visitors to the cave will be greeted with one of the finest show caves in the UK with a number of notable features. It was  located close to the village of Clapham in the scenic Yorkshire Dales. The tours of the Cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to help interpret the many features of the Cave.

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.