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Ribblehead Viaduct
This is the longest and most impressive of 17 viaducts on the Settle to Carlisle railway line. It is 440 yards long, has 24 arches and stands 104ft above Batty Moor at its highest point.

It was completed over a period of four years from 1870 to 1874, using little more than the manual labour of around a thousand navvies. It is certainly an impressive example of engineering and manpower, but was built at a cost of over 100 lives from a combination of accidents, smallpox epidemics and fights. Such was the loss of life during the construction, that the railway company had to pay for an extention to the local graveyard.

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Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells - Yorkshire - England
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27/08/2011
Whernside Tarns
1850 ft. - 9.69 miles
Moderate
Clear but low cloud, then sunny, then rainy, then sunny, rainy, sunny ...
Ali
Yorkshire Dales


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09/04/2011
The Three Peaks of Yorkshire 2011
5990 ft. - 24.5 miles
Very hard
Glorious day - couldn't have picked a better one - clear, sunny but not too warm.
Ali
Yorkshire Dales


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07/05/2010
Michelle's Mountain Triumph
1850 ft. - 7.97 miles
Moderate
Lovely sunny day, slight breeze
Ali
Yorkshire Dales


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01/07/2009
The Three Peaks of Yorkshire
5500 ft. - 23 miles
Very hard
BOILING - Sunny, no wind - ideal you would've thought ...
Ali
Yorkshire Dales
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26/04/2009
A figure of 16 ?? around the Dales
3000 ft. - 16 miles
Hard
Sunny
Ali
Yorkshire Dales


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