Ribblehead Heritage Tours - Free guided tours (on foot) of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and a visit to Blea Moor Tunnel.

The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 feet below. Join the Ribblehead Heritage Tours to look at the archaeological sites and the history of the Viaduct. Hear how the navvies lived and built this tremendous structure with assistance from steam cranes and muscle power. Places of interest that will be visited are the site of the Batty Green Shanty Town including the site of the hospital, the narrow-gauge tramway, the maintenance shed for the steam locomotives, the brickworks, lime kilns, the stone sorting area and the Viaduct itself.

To join a tour, meet at the Heritage Centre on Ribblehead station at 10.25 a.m. for a tour of the Viaduct site which lasts about 2 hours. The tours cross rough moorland and all participants should wear stout footwear and bring warm and waterproof clothing.

Trains from Leeds arrive 10.06 and trains from Carlisle arrive 10.17.
Participants who wish to undertake an extended tour of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and visit Blea Moor Tunnel should also meet at 10.25 a.m. Participants wishing to visit Blea Moor Tunnel should bring a packed lunch. All tours are free of charge but donations will help the development of tours in future years.

Groups of ten or more can be accommodated by arrangement at times other than those advertised.  Please telephone 01524 811492 (answerphone) if you wish to arrange a tour.

Date and time: 
Wed, 19/07/2017 (All day)
Grade: 
E
Line: 
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Last updated by David Singleton on 13/12/2016