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Stile Free Walk to Podgill Viaduct

Starting from Location

Rakehead Farm



CA17 4JR

What 3 words: recruiter.rehearsal.plunge

Grid Reference: NY778066

This stile free walk along the disused railway is a one for lovers of nature. The area is home to the red squirrel and, if lucky, you may catch glimpses of the Roe deer.

If borrowing the TerrainHopper from Rake Head Farm the route begins by following the road down into the village of Nateby. Once in the village take the path that runs along the brook. This leads into the bridleway which skirts around the village.

Once back out onto the road, turn right and walk down the road to the small carpark which is on the left. From there, go through the gate which is in the corner of the carpark. The route now is straight forward. Follow the old disused railway track right along to Hartley. The path is fairly flat and suitable for all types of wheelchair. There are impressive views over the Eden valley from the Podgill viaduct.

Photograph of Podgill Viaduct

Map courtesy of OS. Route can be found by clicking here.

Nearest accessible toilets are in the market carpark in Kirkby Stephen.

The Bull Inn Nateby has accessible toilets. Please use the side door to enter the level entrance to the pub.


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