GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Arten Gill Viaduct Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This circular walk visits the Arten Gill Viaduct in Dentdale in Cumbria. The 11 arch structure is in a scenic location, surrounded by some stunning Dales countryside. It dates from the Victorian period, is grade II listed and a scheduled monument.
The walk starts from Dent Rail Station north of the viaduct, on the Settle and Carlisle Line. From here you can pick up a section of the Dales Way and follow it south to visit the viaduct. Here you pick up the Pennine Bridleway and follow the shared cycling and walking route east along the waters of the pretty Artengill Beck.
You then loop round past Dent Fell and Green Bank before following a country lane west back to the rail station. From the high points on the walk there are some glorious views over the surrounding Yorkshire Dales and of the viaduct itself.
You can extend the walk by continuing south to visit the Dent Head Viaduct.


LA10 5RW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Arten Gill Viaduct OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Arten Gill Viaduct Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The creation of the Settle-Carlisle Railway represented a remarkable engineering challenge in English railway history, particularly evident in upper Dentdale. Here, the railway emerges from the Blea Moor Tunnel and spans across two impressive viaducts: Arten Gill and Dent Head. Arten Gill Viaduct, the larger of the two, showcases the use of Dent 'marble' – a stone quarried nearby, now no longer in use.
This Dent stone, chosen for its ornamental qualities and rich fossil content, gives the viaduct its distinctive appearance. The structure gracefully arcs over Arten Gill Beck, integrating seamlessly into the landscape.
Arten Gill Viaduct gained a touch of cinematic fame when it appeared in a scene from the movie “Miss Potter,” the Beatrix Potter biopic starring Renée Zellweger. In the film, the character travels from London to the Lake District, crossing this viaduct, though such a journey wouldn't typically pass this route in reality.


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Artengill Viaduct, Dent, Cumbria. Arten Gill drops down to Stonehouse at the northern end of the Whernside massif. Arten Gill Viaduct is constructed partly from Dent Marble in the inside of the arches instead of the more usual brick.

Bridge over River Dee near Stonehouse - - 1881996

Bridge over River Dee near Stonehouse

Arten Gill and the Pennine Bridleway - - 5182789

Arten Gill and the Pennine Bridleway

Lane at Cow Gill beside the River Dee. - - 275674

Lane at Cow Gill beside the River Dee.

GPS Files

GPX File

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