Ribblehead Viaduct

So the ‘main event’, as far as I was concerned anyway, of our trip up North, was to get a pic or two at Batty Moss Viaduct, otherwise known as┬áRibblehead Viaduct. A 400m 24 arch viaduct crossing Batty Moss in the valley of the River Ribble. Unfortunately, not only had the weather been foul all day but our walk around the Yorkshire Dales (well the Malhamdale part of it anyway) had taken a lot longer than expected, due mainly to the rain making the rocky paths most slippy and full of evilness!

So it was that I found myself gazing at the lack of rain in the general direction of Ribblehead, having a 45 minute journey ahead of me to get there┬á(according to Mr sat-nav) and about 45 minutes until sunset – time to put my foot down on these wet, misty and wiggly dales roads.

 

Ribblehead Viaduct

We arrived, parked up and I ran from the car (yep really!) to the viaduct with only minutes of light left to play with. The clouds were rather strangely lit as it would appear that on the other side of them, someone was enjoying a splendid sunset, but on my side… just cloud with an odd glow. Nevertheless I was able to grab a few shots and be generally in awe of how massive the viaduct actually is. It would make a great setting for sunsets and star-trails, now there’s an idea.

The light started to fade and the rain started to beat down almost horizontally, so I set off back to the car in the dark, vowing to return on our next trip to the area. You never know it might not even be raining then.

Ribblehead Viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct

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