Partners and Friends

Our thanks and appreciation are extended to the following organisations for their support and help:

Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Eden Rivers Trust
Friends of the Lake District
Visit Eden
Visit Kirkby Stephen and the Upper Eden Valley
Walkers are Welcome
Walk Eden
Yorkshire Dales National Park


Cumbrian Railways Association – The County’s railway history group
North Eastern Railway Association – history group for the North Eastern Railway
Settle-Carlisle Railway – joint website for all organisations supporting the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway
Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line
Stainmore Railway Company – rail heritage centre at Kirkby Stephen East

And thank you to all the Trustees who founded the Northern Viaduct Trust and worked endlessly to preserve and maintain these iconic viaducts for future generations:

Patricia Winifred Barwell
Gordon James Biddle
Timothy Alan Bounds
Sir Martin Wyatt Holdgate
Mark Keefe
Glenys Margaret Lumley
Gavin Patrick Blandy Martin
Jonathan Mark Bramwell Miller
Alexander Michael Pettigrew
Peter William Robinson
Michael William Sewell
Michael Andrew Sunderland
Neville Whittaker
William Alfred Willink

With particular thanks to Gordon Biddle – retired surveyor, railway civil engineer and inland waterways historian for all his hard work during the founding of NVT and in editing our current history pages