Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct, Ingleton: Hours, Address, Ribblehead Viaduct Reviews: 4.5/5

Ribblehead Viaduct
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ritikamital
Leeds, UK268 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
The gorgeous view of the viaduct is aa pretty in person as in the pictures .
10 mins away from the White Scar Caves, the viaduct is a sight to watch !
It was pouring cats and dogs when I visited and hence the photos aren't that great, but had it been slightly more sunny, and this could be your next wallpaper.
Highly recommend this free to access spot located at a 5 min walk from the Ribblehead railway station.
There's plenty of cafes in and around for you to grab a nice cuppa
Written September 6, 2020
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jasowl
Sheffield, UK736 contributions
Oct 2020
Well worth the short drive from Ingleton. I only made a flying visit but despite being mid-October the area was very busy. The viaduct is a tribute to ingenuity of man and celebrates its 150th birthday this year. A real architectural gem and a visit is recommended, particularly if you can access by train and alight at the small station and enjoy a drink in the local pub, prior or post the short walk to the structure.
Written November 17, 2020
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,380 contributions
Aug 2021
We visted en route to our holiday cottage. It is most impressive as it comes into view, seemingly out of nowhere. There are a number of places to park, the most convenient being near the station where there is a pub, an ice cream van and another selling hot drinks. We didn't try any of them as we'd brought a picnic.

It was then a short walk to the base of the viaduct to admire this impressive feat of engineering, even more so when you consider it was built long before all the technology available today. The path was wheelchair accessible, although a bit uneven in places.

We only had time for a short walk, but it was a worthwhile stop on our journey. Not to be missed if you are in the area.
Written August 16, 2021
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK6,647 contributions
Oct 2020
Visited on Wednesday 28th October 2020 Travelled over this in 1987 when there was a threat to the rail lines existence. The Settle - Carlisle Line Ribblehead Viaduct is one of several similar but smaller viaducts nearby on the same route. You can walk from free roadside parking up to and around the viaduct. Work on repairs was being prepared for when I visited. There is a nearby pub too if you want to extend your visit.
Written January 9, 2021
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Graham R
Honiton, UK305 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a magnificent architectural monument to the railway age. It is set amongst moorland and our visit was enhanced by the evocative calls of breeding wading birds such as curlew and lapwing. The line is in use and we were lucky to see a Class 66 locomotive hauling a freight train. There is plenty of roadside car parking about a mile from the station in each direction but the immediate location proves irresistible to many motorists! This is a pity because a walk across the moor adds to the experience.
Written April 23, 2021
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UK230
West Yorkshire, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021
Visited this place on a Bright 20 degrees Celsius, August Day.
It is a mesmerising, serene and ecstatic place for an evening walk.
Love each steps taken. ❤️
The viaduct is an impressive cultural heritage; the architecture, the height, and tips you are fortunate you will see the train …
Wish it was closer to my home for daily walks, unfortunately ….
Excellent place for photographers.
Food truck seller available right on the main road.
Time spent 1 hour or even more.
Written August 30, 2021
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Ann H
York, UK1,824 contributions
Jul 2020
It was a detour on our way home from holiday but so worth it to see this beautiful piece of architecture. Lots of photo opportunities but if you want to spend any length of time here the parking gets busy really quickly. Glad we saw it. Plenty of walking trails if you want to stay longer.
Written July 30, 2020
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parryade
Tamworth, UK20 contributions
Oct 2019
Got up early to visit the viaduct from Staffordshire one Sunday morning (left home around 5am to arrive at 8am for the sunrise).

Very peaceful and beautiful and of course the viaduct is a stunning example of architecture.

Plenty of free parking and a perfect place for a hike and picnic.
Written September 1, 2020
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Kthompsoncole
York, UK15 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited mid morning, plenty of vehicles parked on the verge, you wouldn’t think it was busy when you get to the Viaduct.
Easily walkable if you need to park further up, you could potentially manage if you mobility issues and use a wheel chair.
Once your off the road it’s safe to let the kids run along a little.
We took our dog on a long lead and stayed away from the roaming sheep.
By some complete accident we arrived, walked around and then a steam train chugged across the Viaduct. We felt very lucky.

Information:
No toilets, we visited the pub and bought a Diet Coke and used their facilities. Lovely pub.
They take card.
There is an information centre a few hundred yards away. We didn’t visit, we walked back up the hill and had a picnic.

I’ve cream hut near the little car park.

Tea hut near the little car park.

We then drove to Hardraw Force and back to Hawes, then on our way home we visited Wensleydale ice cream parlour!
Written August 4, 2021
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lymbo32
United Kingdom119 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited on a hot September morning. Stunning piece of architecture with great paths and photo opportunities.

We travelled by train from Settle, just 10 minutes away, spent an hour walking around and photographing the viaduct and then headed back on the next train back to Settle.

Well worth a visit.
Written September 13, 2021
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