Illustrated railway walk
Take a compelling trip with journalist Stan L. Abbott in this illustrated talk about Walking the Line: Exploring Settle & Carlisle Country. Widely known as England’s most picturesque line, the Settle to Carlisle Railway crosses the North Pennines between Yorkshire and Cumbria. Built by the Midland Railway company in the 1870s to connect its English network with Scotland, the entire infrastructure is now a Conservation Area in its own right, comprising viaducts, stations, bridges, tunnels, trackside structures and railway workers’ cottages. Abbott reveals wonders of architecture and historic remains, along with centuries-old traditions and legends.
Abbott’s career as a journalist began in York. He has also run a successful publishing business and worked in the airline industry and in tourism in the UK and Europe.