My final seventh wonder is a marvellous construction which carries the Leeds to Carlisle railway line north.  The portion of the line between Settle and Carlisle was in danger of being closed in the 1980s and a vociferous campaign was lauched to keep it open.  It is probably the most scenic route in the country and the viaduct is a highlight of the route thorough part of the Yorkshire Dales.


A pal an I travelled on a ‘music train’ last year where there were live bands and beer for sale along the route.


Spectacular scenery and worth a visit – bearing in mind, the weather is frequently not this good!