River Ribble

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YD4 - Ribblesdale Oct 30, 2010
When it becomes larger, the Ribble flows through Lancashire but it is in the Yorkshire Dales from its source to just south of Settle.

Ribbleshead, where the Ribble is formed by the joining of two streams, is delightful. There is a halt and one of its most impressive viaducts on the Settle Carlisle Railway. There are also a number of significant limestone caves.

River, road and railway then run in fair proximity to the tiny village of Selside. From here it is an esy walk to the vast cave system of Alum Pot.

On to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, once a delightful village but now largely spoiled by a huge quarry. The Crown Inn is still one of the busiest in all the Dales, largely because it marks the start and end of the well known Three Peaks Walk. This will eventually be a separate review.

Then on to Stainforth with a small but scenic waterfall, to Settle, one of the few towns actually in the Dales.
Ribbleshead Viaduct
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