I am advised that the famous Ribblehead Viaduct will be closed on the 22nd July, and it “may” be possible to walk across it.

An odd mix of train anoraks and architecture fans – on that day, there will be no trains.

Would people be interested in a visit and wander if possible?

Thinking maybe a weekend, maybe using Carlisle or Leeds as a base and taking in a rail journey the day before on Settle-Carlisle line which is said to be one of the most scenic in the country.

The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. Emerging onto the side of Dentdale, the line leaves the Dales at Garsdale and makes it way through the gentle, lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley, with rural villages and market towns before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.

I’ll keep an eye on this development, and if it does happen, will send out a message to the mailing list.

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