Martholme Viaduct

Martholme Viaduct, Great Harwood: Address, Martholme Viaduct Reviews: 4/5

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Glenn F
Rishton, UK62 contributions
Feb 2020
I have lived in the area most of my life and have only just discovered this cracking little walk. Best to park up at Checco's restaurant and walk down the lane. When you get to the Viaduct, there are some steep steps up to it, but that is the only real climb on this trip. Turn left at the top and walk over the viaduct, taking in the stunning views over the river half way across. It is sealed off at the Read end, so just retrace your steps and proceed for about 3/4 mile. When you get to the end of the path, you can turn right and get back on to the main road at the top of the lane. It's a bit of a walk bak to the car park at Checcos. I prefer to double back and take the woodland path on the left which runs right alongside Great Harwood Golf Club. Not too strenuous is this one and really enjoyable.
Written March 16, 2020
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,240 contributions
Mar 2022
During our mini tour of the area we came across this viaduct and it is quite impressive. You can access the viaduct from either the bridleway off entrance road which leads down to the viaduct or by steep steps immediately adjacent to it. Once on the top level there is not a lot to see except for the views across the countryside. Still well worth a brief visit.
Written April 7, 2022
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DisgustedGreayHarwoo
Blackburn, UK77 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This path is the only part of a pathway which goes a long way on either side there seems to be no proper reason why it should not open,the path on either side has been upgraded and used by a lot of people and it would be a great benefit if it were to be opened as soon as possible.
Written October 10, 2017
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DisgustedGreayHarwoo
Blackburn, UK77 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
A few dedicated people have put a lot of time and effort to make this pathway open to all with picnic tables and disabled access,it would be great if the path was opened up over the viaduct so that people can access from both ends making a circular walk like it was in the past please remove the obstacles.
Written August 4, 2018
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daveprice009
Great Harwood, UK15 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Walking along the old railway line with Alfie, for the 1st time since we used to play when we were kids some 50 odd years ago. Remembering the day that a train trundled along, sending us scuttling down the embankment to get out of the way, before it clanked across the blue Ferodo bridge and off onto Simonstone over the Martholme Viaduct that was “out of bounds” for us then.
The walk now is wonderful in all kinds of weather, but is best when the sun is shining and I am impressed by the work that is continually going on. A fallen tree just after Christmas is now despached and new hedgehog homes are now stacked nearby.
I plan to add to the many bird feeders that are being added along the route then we can sit a while and watch the wild life.
I went to the other end of the viaduct and noticed work going on hopefully to extend the walk. I look forward to this.

All in all a little jewel that is worth a stroll thanks to the workers keeping this part of heritage alive and diversifying it into another service
Cheers Dave P
Written April 2, 2018
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jojoel
lancashire35 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
A hidden gem. Although this viaduct is not far away it is easily missed as you have to walk downhill along a long lane to get to it and it is largely obscured from the road. You can actually drive and park by the steps leading to it. After climbing the steps to get to the actual viaduct the views are magnificent. A magnificent feat of Victorian engineering. It has several information boards explaining the history, and also the wildlife in the area.Although the railway tracks have long since been removed the walkways have been carefully looked after making a pleasant walk along the disused railway route. Didn't have time to explore the remains of an old pit just off the walkway, an incentive to go again. And its absolutely free to visit, no charge at all!.
Written April 25, 2019
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Honestguests
Lancashire, UK53 contributions
May 2018
We walked along the viaduct this weekend, with great views of the river and hills surrounding it. Would recommend wearing good footwear and if you don't like heights, take someone with you! Also, while there, call at the house Martholme, by the bottom of Martholme Lane, which runs private tours. It's medieval and grade 1 listed and does two tours a day on certain days a month. The family members do the tours and the lady who showed us round was so accommodating and full of interesting facts. We can't thank her enough for a brilliant hour's tour.
Written May 8, 2018
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Bob C
Penwortham72 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
We were taken to the viaduct on a led walk by one of our group members. It is a superbly preserved structure in an attractive setting.
Written January 28, 2018
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Flocko04
Castleford, UK131 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The viaduct is quite small and although you can walk across it you the other ended is blocked off. The viaduct is accessed by some steep steps and the view is not really worth the climb
Written September 30, 2021
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sgmaintenance
Great Harwood, UK34 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
A great walk just been done up and work is still ongoing I use to walk this when I was a teenager now the Viaducts been reopened after so many years of being fenced off, not recommended if you are out off shape or in a wheelchair sorry
Written June 26, 2019
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