Although the remains of old quarry workings dot
the sides of nearby fells, this village is one of
the most inspiring in the Dales.
It lies beside the famous Settle-Carlisle railway
line and is overshadowed by the so-called Three
Peaks of Whernside, Pen-y Ghent and Ingleborough
while huge potholes such as Hunt Pot and Hull Pot
lurk menacingly beneath the landscape.
It’s no wonder that geologists are drawn here to study local rock formations.
|One of the biggest local attractions, however, is man made - the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct has 24 arches and rises more than 160 feet.|