Welcome to Eden Viaducts

Podgill, Merrygill and Smardale Gill viaducts are located in the beautiful Upper Eden Valley in Cumbria near the pretty market town of Kirkby Stephen.  The viaducts were all part of the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway network and an important part of our Victorian industrial heritage.

The viaducts are free to access and enjoy via our permissive footpaths across the top of the viaducts and at Smardale Gill, through Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve.  There is easy and free parking at all locations.

Our stunning page photo was taken by Nick Brischuk who has very kindly allowed us to use it.

News & Views  – June 2024

Eden Viaducts’ latest newsletter.

The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass

A great book well worth buying

Railway Heritage Trust

with huge thanks for their support

Statement of Significance

For Smardale Gill Viaduct

BBC coverage of our appeal

BBC Look North North East & Cumbria 27 01 2022

Just Giving Campaign Launched

To help Save Smardale Gill Viaduct

Memories …

The Northern Viaduct Trust – Beginnings

Memories …

Of the Eden Valley Railways.  Please share yours

Smardale Gill Viaduct Open

With huge thanks for contributions to the repairs, join us for the official opening

Walking in the Area

There are some great walks along the top of our Viaducts and in the surrounding area.

Eden Viaducts Interpretation Panels

Three new Interpretation Panels along the Eden Viaducts’ walk between Stenkrith and Hartley.

Call for help in Viaduct restoration

Without this work the viaduct is at risk and unsafe so closed to public access.

Forgotten Cumbrian Viaducts

An evocative video from Keyishoes Drone Services featuring the Merrygill and Podgill Viaducts