SK1871 : Crossing Monsal Viaduct

taken 3 months ago, near to Monsal Head, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Crossing Monsal Viaduct
Crossing Monsal Viaduct
Monsal Viaduct is 300 feet long and has five 50 feet spans. The viaduct was built by the Midland Railway to cross the River Wye. It was opened on 30th May 1863, eventually forming part of a main line link between London and Manchester. The route here and Headstone Tunnel seen beyond now form part of the Monsal Trail. See also LinkExternal link

The nearby Monsal Dale station was closed to passengers on 10th August 1959 and finally after the last Ramblers' Special on 3rd April 1961. The remaining stations on the line were closed on 4th March 1967. Express passenger and goods services continued to pass through until 14th July 1968 after which much of the line through this part of the Peak District closed completely. Track lifting began in 1969 and the route through here is now part of the Monsal Trail, popular with walkers and cyclists.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1828 7154 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.4345N 1:43.6533W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1822 7158
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Former Railway Viaduct  Monsal Trail 

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