Ribblehead Viaduct Circular Walk

in Ingleton

Enjoy a circular walk travelling around this famous Grade II listed structure whilst breathing in the countryside air. Situated within the Yorkshire Dales, this hugely picturesque spot is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.

Ribblehead Viaduct

The Route

  • Start Point: Car park off of the B6255
  • Finish Point: Car park off of the B6255
  • Distance: 4.22 Miles

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Walk Description

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Enjoy a circular walk travelling around this famous Grade II listed structure whilst breathing in the countryside air. Situated within the Yorkshire Dales, this hugely picturesque spot is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. The impressive viaduct carries the Settle to Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss in the valley of the River Ribblehead. Whether you’re isolating alone or with someone you love, be sure to add this glorious destination to your list of Yorkshire walks.

You can start the walk from the car park just to the south of the viaduct, off the B6255. You can also visit the viaduct by public transport by catching the train to Ribblehead railway station. It’s an interesting little station with a small shop selling memorabilia and a Visitor Centre which includes exhibits about the history of the line and the fight to keep it open.

From the car park footpaths head north on the eastern side of the railway line, taking you to Winterscales Farm. Here you turn south west towards Broadrake, before crossing Winterscale Beck and heading back towards the viaduct.

After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the excellent Station Inn. The classic stone pub overlooks the viaduct and has free parking.

You can follow the path to the viaduct by using the google street view link below. It shows the surfaced path with views of the viaduct and hills behind.

To extend your walking in the area you could continue west and visit Twistleton Scar where there is some splendid limestone scenery.

Food & Facilities

Try The Old Hill Inn or The Station Inn (booking advisable) or travel on to nearby Ingleton for bakeries, pubs, shops and accommodation.

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