GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Smardale Gill Viadiuct

3 miles (5 km)

This walk takes you through the pretty Smardale Gill along the trackbed of a disused railway line. It leads to magnificent Smardale Viaduct. The viaduct was part of theSouth Durham and Lancashire Union Railway and has 14 arches, is 90ft (27m) high and 550ft (170m) long. It's an impressive sight with the structure surrounded by the lovely countryside of the Cumbrian hills and the pretty Smardale Beck which runs through the gill.
The area is also a managed nature reserve with wildlflowers, woodland and grassland. Look out for flora such as bluebells, primrose and early purple orchid. Wildlife includes goldfinch, field fare and redwing with lots of butterflies around the wildflowers in the summer months. Red squirrels and roe deercan also be seen in the reserve.
To extend your walking in the area you could climb Smardale Fell or Crosby Garrett Fell for wonderful views over the surrounding area.
You can also approach the viaduct from the south from the pretty village of Ravenstonedale. In nearby Kirkby Stephen you can enjoy lovely walks along the River Eden.

Smardale Gill Viadiuct Postcode

CA17 4HG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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