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Explore Engineering: Ribblehead Viaduct, Carnforth

  • Lecture
  • Carnforth
  • 28 July 2018
  • 10:30 - 10:30
Explore Engineering: Ribblehead Viaduct, Carnforth

About this event

The Ribblehead Viaduct carries the Settle–Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss in the Ribble Valley at Ribblehead, in North Yorkshire.

Join us to learn about the viaduct's construction and the surrounding landscape's history on this walk, led by our ICE Yorkshire and Humber Chair, Mark Calvert and Graduates & Students Committee Co-Chair, Morwenna Parkin.

The walk will lead up to Yorkshire's second highest peak, Ingleborough and descend into the Batty Moss Valley towards the great Ribblehead Viaduct where there will be a short talk on its history and construction.

Following the walk, people can get the train back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 16:14 or join Mark and Morwenna for dinner at the Station Inn (LA6 3AS).

The walk is a medium difficulty and provides a good balance of walking, but there is a steep decent for a short section from Ingleborough, led by experienced walkers. Everyone is welcome.

Timings and meeting details

For those that are driving - meet at Horton in Ribblesdale overflow car park, 10.15am, walk departs at 10.30. (Postcode for sat nav is BD24 0HF.)

For those getting the train - meet at Horton in Ribblesdale station at 10.35 (train gets in from Leeds at 10.31).

Online booking is essential if you plan to attend the dinner following the walk. There may be a mini-bus booked based on numbers attending.


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Event venue

Ribblehead Viaduct
Low Sleights Road
Carnforth LA6 3AU
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Katie Gibson

e: [email protected]