Know Before You Go – Covid-19 visitor information CLICK HERE

Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Friends of Bennerley Viaduct

Castledene House
5-9 Heanor Road
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel07707 424644

Add Friends of Bennerley Viaduct to your Itinerary

Bennerley Viaduct Opening Party


Discover this magnificent wrought iron railway viaduct and a wealth of heritage in this corner of DH Lawrence country. Bennerley Viaduct forms a grand centrepiece to a part of the Erewash Valley rich in industrial and natural heritage

Built between May 1876 and November 1877 to carry the Great Northern Railway’s line over the Erewash Valley, Bennerley Viaduct has great heritage value. It spans the Erewash Valley for 440 metres (approximately ¼ mile) with its deck standing 18 metres (60 feet) above the valley floor. It is an outstanding example of the railway architecture of the time surviving in an almost unaltered state. Because of its importance and to help protect it, it has been given Grade II* listed status since 1974

The viaduct came into the ownership of the charity Railway Paths in 2001 as part of a deal to convert 200 miles of disused railways into cycling and walking paths. Working with local communities, funders and partner organisations, Railway Paths delivered a project to repair, restore and re-open Bennerley Viaduct bringing it into public use by building a path across it. The viaduct was re-opened in 2022, 54 years after it closed.

A great way to get to the Bennerley area is by bike or on foot along the many paths and trails. Canals pass close by both ends of the viaduct and the Erewash Valley Trail follows these for much of its route. This beautiful 30 mile largely traffic-free circular trail has multiple access points

Ilkeston train station is the closest to Bennerley Viaduct being only 1 mile/1.6km away. Access to the Nottingham and Erewash Canals is just a short walk or cycle from the station

Book Tickets


Map & Directions

Follow us

What's Nearby

  1. Shining Cliff Hostel

    Shining Cliff hostel is a unique self catering accommodation situated off-road in the…

    9.43 miles away
  2. The Cow at Dalbury Lees

    THE COW AT DALBURY – is a small luxury country inn offering 12 individually designed…

    13.5 miles away
  3. Weathericks and Bradstone

    Two charming 5-star cottages set in beautiful countryside with spectacular views over…

    13.73 miles away
  4. Stainsborough Hall

    Stainsborough Hall and its five independent holiday cottages provides a beautiful base…

    13.95 miles away
  1. George Centre, Matlock Bath

    George Centre Holiday Apartments are located in a fantastic area of Matlock Bath, right…

    14.16 miles away
  2. 1 Coach House Mews Matlock Bath

    Stylish 2 bedroom ground floor apartment set in an attractive stone conversion enjoying a…

    14.2 miles away
  3. Hodgkinson's Hotel

    Hodgkinsons a truly unique, historic hotel with 8 individually designed rooms offers a…

    14.24 miles away
  4. Carpenters Cottage

    Sunny relaxing location with great walking from front door. Matlock 10 minutes walk. …

    14.26 miles away
  5. Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort – Themed Accommodation

    Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort is home to a fabulous selection of self-contained family…

    14.28 miles away
  6. Townhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

    Townhead Farmhouse set in the delightful village of Bonsall with its two great pubs. …

    15.09 miles away
  7. Ernest’s Retreat

    We are a family run site based on a working farm, ideally situated on the edge of the…

    16.24 miles away
  8. Peak Edge Hotel

    Peak Edge Hotel is an independently, owned 4-star boutique hotel nestled on the edge of…

    16.75 miles away
  9. Oaklands Country Lodges

    Three beautifully styled and smartly furnished timber lodges surrounded by an acre of…

    16.86 miles away
  10. Landal Darwin Forest

    Landal Darwin Forest is an award winning 5 star lodge holiday park which is set in 47…

    16.88 miles away
  11. Hoe Grange Gorgeous Glamping Pods and Gypsy Caravan.

    Go glamping in style with stunning views of the Peak District countryside through the…

    17.58 miles away
  12. Hoe Grange Holidays

    Four award winning log cabins set on working farm with stunning views of the White Peak…

    17.58 miles away
Previous Next