Visit the real ‘Jericho’ as featured in the ITV series
Historical drama ‘Jericho’ has encouraged many viewers to find out more about the real history of the Navvy site at Ribblehead in the stunningly beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
Culverdale viaduct is the fictional name used in the series for the world famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Built between 1870 and 1875 this great structure is a testament both to Victorian engineering and to the workforce who lived, and sometimes died, at this magnificent location.
Take an easy walk for about ½ mile from the station and it is possible to stand underneath the viaduct’s towering arches, more than 100 feet overhead. Trains use the viaduct every day, as passengers enjoy the scenery from Settle to Carlisle and back again. It is easy to get to by train and there are both guided and self-guided walks past the viaduct where you can visit the sites of the shanty towns where the navvies who built the viaduct would have stayed.
On your way back to the train why not pop into the Visitor Centre at Ribblehead station. Here you will find displays about the viaduct and how it was constructed. Light refreshments and great souvenirs are also available.