Ribblehead Navvy Camps: New self-guided tours leaflet

In November 2013, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust published three leaflets in a series  entitled "Ribblehead Triangle Walks". Leaflet no. 3: "Ribblehead Viaduct and the Navvies" offers a self-guided short (one or two-mile) walk around the area to the north-east of Ribblehead Viaduct to explore the remains of the navvy settlements and the various work-sites associated with the contruction of the Settle-Carlisle Railway in this area. The leaflet includes:

  • Details of how to reach the area by car and public transport.
  • Useful references and websites.
  • An informative and humerous sketch map showing around a dozen locations of interest, including the sites of the brickworks, locomotive shed, site office, hospital and navvy settlements.
  • A wealth of interesting, informative, but easy to read snippets of information relating to the construction of the Settle-Carlisle Railway and the remote but beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape through which it runs.

A 7.4kb pdf version of the leaftlet is available to download from: http://www.ydmt.org/assets/x/51239

The original audio tour (with accompanying map) created jointly by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is still available to download from:

If you'd prefer to visit the area with a knowedgable human guide, the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line run a series of Ribblehead Heritage Tours throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn period. Further information about these tours is available at: http://www.foscl.org.uk/scrca/building-line-construction-settle-carlisle-railway


Last updated by Mark Harvey on 17/03/2018