Eden Viaducts Walks

Northern Viaduct Round (3 miles) | Smardale Gill Viaduct Round (4 miles)

'All three award-winning viaducts are listed, and are in the care of the Northern Viaduct Trust, which depends entirely on grants and donations for their long-term maintenance. If you enjoyed your walk, a donation would be much appreciated ...'

Distance (miles)
7
Starting from
Near Kirkby Stephen, , Eden
Overview

'The three historic listed viaducts owned by the Trust were constructed for the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway for its opening in 1861. After a working life of almost exactly 100 years they were abandoned by British Railways until acquired by the Trust, Smardale Gill in 1989, Podgill in 2000 and Merrygill a few years later. Smardale Gill, in particular, needed extensive restoraton in the early 1990s, the others less so. The Trust also owns a number of lesser structures along the course of the former railway.'

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