14 Peaks for 14 Arches
Are you ready to take up our challenge?
Smardale Gill Viaduct stands in the Westmorland Dales near Kirkby Stephen, its 14 arches soaring majestically 90 feet above Scandal Beck. . Sadly, this iconic monument to Victorian engineering could be closed to the public unless Eden Viaducts can raise the funds for essential repairs. Closure would mean walkers and visitors would no longer be able to use the permissive path across it.
And we need your help, please
What’s the challenge?
We challenge you to walk 14 peaks (representing the 14 arches) and cover 90 miles (representing the viaduct height). Alternatively, you join in by covering 90 miles in 14 stages in your garden or high street, on an exercise bike or however you prefer. The peaks we have chosen are local to the viaduct but you might want to chose 14 different peaks.
You can take part in the fundraising challenge by clicking on the Start Fundraising button on the Eden Viaducts website SAVE SMARDALE GILL VIADUCT – JustGiving.
We’ve provided a walking guide to help you – just click through to download.