Ribblehead Viaduct

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It really it quite something ~ and quite a surprise – in the absolute middle of nowhere!

Well, there we were on the beautiful Ingleton-Hawes road yesterday, in deepest North Yorkshire, and suddenly out of the bleakness of the moorland rose this magnificent viaduct, Ribblehead Viaduct.  Totally unexpected.  Hadn’t checked anything much about the road beforehand, and well, there it was.  FAMOUS and we didn’t even know it was there until we happened upon it.  It was built in the 1870’s as part of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, but over 100 of the workmen, their wives and children lost their lives  through accident or disease and are buried in Chapel-le-Dale Church.  The history is well worth checking out, tragic – but that viaduct is amazing!

Being a kind of dull day yesterday, and as I like a bit of colour, couldn’t resist poking the front of my lovely little car into the photo – and check out the ice puddles on the road too..

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I just LOVE red ~ AND that viaduct!

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