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Collected date 19/09/15

Horton in Ribblesdale sign

Horton-in-Ribblesdale station is one of the smaller stations on the Settle-Carlisle line, and sits between Settle at the line's southern end and Ribblehead. It was very quiet when we visited on a glorious sunny afternoon, and we had a fair bit of time to explore.

The first thing I noticed about the station is just how high above its village it sits. Looking down the sloping road towards the village gives you a bit of an idea:

						 sloping road down

Looking up the sloping approach road from the bottom:


A sign at the bottom of the approach warns against photographers, but fortunately only those with wheels:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale Strictly No Entry for Trainspotters'

Near the top of the slope is an old station house:

					     station house

Further up the slope looking back at the rear of the station house:

						 station house rear

In the background of the previous shot steps lead up to platform 1:

					      steps to platform 1

A level entrance is next to the station building:

						building side

The rear of the station building:


On platform 1, looking at the front of the station building:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale front

Looking at the other side of the station building on platform 1:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platform 1 building side

One of the two lamps on the front of the station building:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale lamp

The station building seen from platform 2 opposite:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platform 1 seen from platform 2

Some portable steps (carried away from their Kirkby Stephen home, have found their way here:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale steps / B_RAIL KIRKBY STEPHEN SOUTH PLATFORM

Part of the station building on platform 1 serves as a waiting room:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale inside platform 1 building

From the end of platform 1 looking north along the line:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale looking north

Looking south along platform 1 we see one of the Harrington humps:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platform 1 Harrington hump

Next to the hump is a nice garden and distance signs:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale / Altitude 850 feet / Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales / Carlisle 65 Miles / London 242 Miles

A milepost also confirms the distance to London:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale milepost 242 1/2

At the southern end of platform 1, looking south along the line:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale looking south

A barrow crossing links the two platforms at the south end of the station. Looking north along platform 2 from the barrow crossing:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platforms looking north

Planters on platform 2:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platform 2 planters

This plaque tells us who supports the gardens:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale / Horton Station Gardens are supported by Customers and Staff of The Helwith Bridge

The station building and waiting room on platform 2:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platform 2 building

Inside the shelter on platform 2 are many leaflets:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale inside platform 2 building

Above the door of the platform 2 building is this plaque:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platform 2 plaque / Ian Allan 1996 National Railway Heritage Awards / Railtrack / The Railtrack Award / Horton-in-Ribblesdale station Down Platform Waiting Shelter Presented by the Rail Regulator John Swift QC

On platform 2 looking south along both platforms" />

Horton-in-Ribblesdale platforms looking south

A footpath leads up and away from the barrow crossing at the southern end of the station. The view down towards the station from the footpath:

Horton-in-Ribblesdale from footpath