Out in the countryside – Ribblehead Viaduct

After a trip to White Scar Cave we were ready to head to Ingleton to spend the rest of our day. Luckily, thanks to technology I was browsing google maps when I noticed a ‘photo spot’.

A photo spot is what I call the little camera icon that you find on Google Maps. I don’t know what this is actually meant to be but I like to think of it as a great little find for spotting things worth seeing! When you click on the icon it gives you more information about the attraction. Keep a lookout for this as it’s a real handy tool!

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Just up the road from the caves I noticed a place called Ribblehead Viaduct. It wasn’t hard to miss as the only thing around the area, it stuck out on the map as you can see above. Just an 8 minute drive up the straight road we headed up here. I’m so glad we did!

This was a beautiful little spot.

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We wandered around for a while admiring the surroundings. There were a lot of hikers around ready to climb one of the three Yorkshire peaks – Whernside (Thanks to my dad for pointing this out).

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The clouds began to part leaving us with some beautiful blue sky. A nice surprise given we were expecting rain!

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It was nice to walk around here as it felt like the middle of nowhere but with something so pretty to admire in between.

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There were lots of walking spots here and wildlife as always!

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After reading the plaques regarding the viaduct itself it was interesting to learn that this is part of the railway line that takes you to Carlisle from where I live in Leeds. I’ve heard a lot about this scenic train journey and hopefully one day I’ll get to experience it myself!

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A worthy spot to visit and only discovered because I stumbled upon an icon on Google Maps! If you find yourself over this way then definitely make a detour to fit this in your itinerary.

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sophie

5 comments

  1. You know Sophie, you really are lucky to be living in England. This place is so gorgeous! It reminded me of Harry Potter 🙂 Btw, a ‘photo spot’! Oh I see those but yeah you could be right! I’ll keep that in mind in our upcoming travel 🙂

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