Headstone Viaduct

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Headstone Viaduct, built by the Midland Railway, over the River Wye, immediately after the 533-yard (487 m) Headstone Tunnel, travelling north from Great Longstone. The viaduct, usually incorrectly called Monsal Dale Viaduct, is 300 feet (91 m) long, with five 50-foot (15 m) span arches, some forty feet high at the centre. For a picture taken from Monsal Head see here...

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pedrocut on January 6, 2009

The sight of the viaduct outraged artist and writer John Ruskin, who fumed: “You might have seen the gods here morning and evening, walking in fair procession on the lawns, and to and fro among the pinnacles of its crags, but the valley is gone and the gods with it, and now every fool in Buxton can be in Bakewell in half an hour, and every fool in Bakewell in Buxton.”

pedrocut on April 27, 2009

Headstone Viaduct, built by the Midland Railway, over the River Wye, immediately after the 533-yard (487 m) Headstone Tunnel, travelling north from Great Longstone. The viaduct, usually incorrectly called Monsal Dale Viaduct, is 300 feet (91 m) long, with five 50-foot (15 m) span arches, some forty feet high at the centre.

pedrocut on May 17, 2010

Start of a walk from Monsal Head (14 photos)

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Hi Peter!Wishin to walk it, so much high and in so amazing place the viaduct stands.

pedrocut on September 25, 2011

Hi Diggory

At the left hand end of the viaduct is a long tunnel that has been closed for many years. I believe that this year it has been opened again so that you would be able to walk through!

Best wishes Peter

Diggory Venn on September 27, 2011

astonishing!thanks very much Peter!

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  • Uploaded on January 6, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/05/11 11:45:42
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 15.44mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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