the Weather Station
This Weather Station
is located at the Ribblehead Railway Station, close to the famous 24-arch
Ribblehead Viaduct. The historic and scenic route of the Settle-Carlisle
railway is one of the most spectacular in Britain, passing through lowland
valleys and the Yorkshire Dales National Park before climbing to the
dramatic mountain landscape of the High Pennines, then descending to the
fertile Eden Valley and the City of Carlisle.
At Ribblehead station,
a Visitor Centre run by the Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust, a registered
charity, gives information about the building of the line in the 1870s. The
co-operation of the chairman and staff of the Trust in setting up this
weather station, as a service to walkers and others who enjoy outdoor
recreation, is warmly acknowledged.
The weather station
was provided in April 2004 and paid for by the Settle-Carlisle Railway
Business Liaison Group (SCRBLG) to commemorate its reconstitution as
Settle-Carlisle Enterprise Network (SCENe)
SCENe is a membership
organisation open to all. Its mission is to promote the well-being of the
communities, economy and environment of the Settle-Carlisle corridor by
supporting enterprise, initiative and the infrastructure, in particular the
Settle-Carlisle railway line
The weather station is
powered by an Oregon professional weather (WMR-918) kit and weather view
software both supplied by Skyview Systems. This has been integrated into a
web reporting system using software written and supplied by Eden Valley
SCENe would be
particularly interested in feedback from students, school groups and others
who are able to use this weather station for educational purposes.
SCENe, The Community
Office, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3RA.