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Monsal Dale Viaduct

Before the closure of miles of railway routes by Dr.Beeching during the 1960's one of the most picturesque journeys was on the main line from Derby to Manchester through the Peak District via Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton.

This picture is of one of the most famous spots on the route, the viaduct across Monsal Dale. This is now open as a public footpath and is very popular as there is a nice pub behind me at Monsal Head and a very good cafe also. I think I am standing in the hollow caused by thousands of others taking this same photo at this point!

(Don't forget - 100 up  tomorrow - hope you find my offering on this occasion very entertaining?)

Monsal Dale Viaduct

Before the closure of miles of railway routes by Dr.Beeching during the 1960's one of the most picturesque journeys was on the main line from Derby to Manchester through the Peak District via Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton.

This picture is of one of the most famous spots on the route, the viaduct across Monsal Dale. This is now open as a public footpath and is very popular as there is a nice pub behind me at Monsal Head and a very good cafe also. I think I am standing in the hollow caused by thousands of others taking this same photo at this point!

(Don't forget - 100 up  tomorrow - hope you find my offering on this occasion very entertaining?)

comments (9)

I can imagine how many photos have been taken here. A beautiful photo. The bridge looks almost like negative colour in the sea of green.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, as I said it is a popular spot.
Great scene Brian. Viaducts make great pictures. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I hope tomorrow's lives up to expectations.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 15 Apr 2008, 13:32
99....one more to go Brian....this #99 I like very much, those viaducts are very specila to apture, so many different angles to choose from...love it...
see you tomorrow......smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I still wish I could see a train going over it though, preferably steam.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 15 Apr 2008, 13:45
Great photo,so many greens.see you tomorrow
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much, look forward to hearing from you.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Apr 2008, 14:55
Brian I have been here several times and you have captured Monsal viaduct beautifully.smile It's about 45 minutes drive away from mesmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, it's only about the same distance from us in North Leicestershire.
Ah!!!! Monsalhead ... My goodness in my 40 years of hill walking I been up, over, round, through, and avoided it too many times to count. Fabulous area to walkin ... Great shot. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I first walked under this back in 1959 on a school trip from my home town of Royston in Hertfordshire. A long time ago!
  • john
  • Very rainy Norwich ...again .
  • 15 Apr 2008, 17:39
Wonderful view. The landscape is glorious. Lovely :o) John.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. Bit of a stretch from Norwich but worth visiting if you are that way.
  • tim
  • united kindom
  • 15 Apr 2008, 20:15
fabulous shot Brian and i am sure yours is up there with the best of themsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, it would be nice to do this view at all times of the day and year to see the difference.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2008, 21:30
I like how hidden the bridge is by all that lush greenery.
Brian Walbey: It opens out to an embankment on the right Jewlya and then dissapears in to a closed off tunnel.

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