We are a charity devoted to restoring and maintain former railway viaducts in Northern England and arranging for public access to them.
The Northern Viaduct Trust was formed in 1989 to acquire, restore and maintain disused important railway viaducts in the North of England. The Trust's first project was at Smardale Gill, near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria where restoration was completed in 1992 at a cost of nearly £400,000. This is a magnificent iconic structure well worth discovering.
The Trust then spent several years planning its next project, the Hartley-Stenkrith footpath project. This involved the acquisition of a one mile length of disused railway near Kirkby Stephen, including two viaducts, notably Podgill viaduct, a listed Grade 2* structure designed by the famous Cumbrian-born engineer, Thomas Bouch. The scheme also included a new footbridge over the River Eden to provide access to the new walking route. This route is well used and is accessible to wheelchair users, and provides excellent views of the fells and Eden Valley.
The recent hard winters have caused damage to the viaducts and the trust is seeking funds for their restoration and to maintain the footpaths giving access to them.
Find out more at www.nvt.org.uk
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Northern Viaduct Trust.
The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!