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Details for Ribblesdale

Ribblesdale, a dale of great contrasts, is located in the south western section of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and offers some of the most beautful secenery in the England, and truly excellent walking countryside.

It winds its way through the spectacular Pennines; this area is known as the backbone of England and includes some of the most stunning and beautiful scenery in the country. The River Ribble first rises high up in the Yorkshires Dales beyond Ribblehead and runs along the dale and eventually flowing into the sea at Preston on the west coast of England, a total journey of 70 miles.

The Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent all standing at around 700 metres high are one of the most popular outdoor areas in the Yorkshire Dales. Much of this limestone area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest(SSSI) due to its fragile upland ecosystem. Paths and bridleways fill the area around the famous Three Peaks and hence they can also be explored by horse back or mountain bike as well as the traditional way of on foot. The Ingleborough area is one of spectacular wildlife and limestone pasture.

Ribblehead which is located in the upper reaches of Ribblesdale is famous for the 'Ribblehead Viaduct' where the equally famous Settle-Carlisle Railway traverses the landscape. The construction of the viaduct which stands at 100 feet tall and contains 24 arches was a huge task which required many tunnels, bridges and viaducts and sadly but typically for such projects cost many lives.

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