One of the most popular photographic places along the Settle Carlisle Railway Line is the 12 arch, 227 yards (207.5 metres) Dandry Mire Railway Viaduct (also known as Moorcock Viaduct) which crosses Dandry Mire just north of Garsdale Head.
It was originally intended to build an embankment here but after tipping ¾ million cubic feet of earth which ultimately just sank into the bog it was decided a viaduct would be a better idea!
Garsdale, located in Northern England, is a narrow valley situated on the Pennines between Baugh Fell and Rise Hill. The dale falls into the Yorkshire Dales National Park but for local government purposes it is within the South Lakeland district of Cumbria.
Garsdale has a population of just over 200 inhabitants; many of the houses in the dale are used as second homes. The only public building within Garsdale apart from the churches is the village hall which was once the primary school.
There are 18 working farms within Garsdale, because there is such a high annual rainfall of up to 250 mm, crops other than hay and silage are impossible to grow. Most farms are stock rearing, with just two small dairy farms. The main hamlet in Garsdale is called ‘The Street’ this is located on the A684, 10 miles west of Hawes.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
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Seven RAW images individually Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro then Photomerged in Photoshop Elements.