Location type


Names and dates

Dent (1877-1970)
Dent (1986-)

Station code: DNT National Rail
Where: North West England, England
Opened on the Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway).


This is is the highest mainline station in England at a height of 1150 feet above sea level. It is a two platform station. The station building, now a private house, stands on the northbound platform. A waiting shelter, open to passengers, is on the southbound platform. The village of Dent is two miles away to the west by road.

The station is located above Cowgill (to the south west) with a steep road with hairpin bends connecting the station and village. The single road continues north east and then north to reach Garsdale the next station north.

The Artengill Viaduct is to the south and Rise Hill Tunnel to the north.




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An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Carlisle (Rail Centres)
Line by Line - the Settle & Carlisle
Midlands & North West (Railway Track Diagrams)

On Either Side - the Settle-Carlisle Line: A guide for rail travellers on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line: 4

The Leeds, Settle & Carlisle Railway: The Midland Route to Scotland

The Line That Refused to Die

The Settle and Carlisle Line: A Nostalgic Trip Along the Whole Route from Hellifield to Carlisle (British Railways Past and Present Companion)