Blog Entries by Geograph Users

Recent Posts by Gerald England

Walker Fold to Godley Hill

76 months ago
Photo This is one of several National Cycle Network Mileposts placed by Sustrans on the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway line section of the Trans Pennine Trial and National Cycle Route 62. This one is of "The Cockerel" design by Iain McColl. When I photographed it in 2014 Photo it hadn't been painted. I understand that pupils from a local school helped to choose the colours used. Photo A group of riders on the Trans Pennine Trail just west of Green Lane....
trans pennine trail footpath former railway line signposts war memorial

A walk around Edgeley

83 months ago
Top end of Castle Street
A walk around Edgeley past Stockport County football ground, into Edgeley Park and along Castle Street with its pubs and lamppost artwork. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page Link . One day I decided to have a little look around Edgeley as the place isn't especially well Geographed and I was interested in looking at the lampposts on Castle Street. I got off the bus half way along Mercian Way and made my way down to Hardcastle...
geo-trip walk pubs lamppost artwork

A walk from Piccadilly to Oxford Road

109 months ago
Through an arch, under an arch
A walk following the railway arches from Piccadilly to Oxford Road making some interesting discoveries along the way. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link . My walk started on Altrincham Street Photo off London Road below the railway arches that carry the line from Piccadilly to Oxford Road. Leading off Altrincham Street under an arch of the railway line is Photo Echo Street. The...
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Metrolink Tram to Monsall

110 months ago
Monsall Tram Stop
On 13th June 2012 services began running on the Metrolink tramway extension from Victoria to Oldham Mumps. Photo This Oldham-bound tram is just entering St Peter's Square from St Werburgh's Road. I caught it in the afternoon and travelled as far as the first of the new stations on the line. PhotoI alighted at Monsall and the tram continued on its journey to Mumps. Photo Monsall is a new build on the line of a former dismantled heavy rail line....
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Trans Pennine Trail Green Pastures to East Didsbury

110 months ago
Trans Pennine Trail
The TransPennine trail at Green Pastures, Heaton Mersey. Photo The route is along a former railway line running from New Mills through Heaton Mersey and Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Manchester. Photo It leads towards a tunnel under Parrs Wood Lane. Photo Looking back here towards Green Pastures. Photo The view from the other side of the tunnel. Photo Chris Wimbush's photograph taken in January 2011 shows where the footpath used to...
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On the 206 bus from Gee Cross to Manchester Piccadilly

121 months ago
The #206 route from Gee Cross to Manchester takes a curious route, starting with a circular tour of Gee Cross, bypassing Hyde bus station then touring Haughton Green. It avoids Crown Point in Denton by serving Town Lane and Ruby Street. At Gorton it diverts around Gorton Lane, Wenlock Avenue and Bennett Street before finally terminating at Piccadilly Gardens. All these photographs were taken from the front of the top deck giving a good view of the journey. You can see this trip plotted...
geo-trip journey by scheduled public transport

To, along and from the Peak Forest Canal, Hyde.

124 months ago
Captain Clarke's Bridge
Sunday the 10th April 2011 was when the sun came out strongly enough to enable one to shed winter coats and so I took an afternoon walk along the Peak Forest Canal. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link .
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Debdale Park to Fairfield Station

124 months ago
Gorton Upper Reservoir
A walk from Debdale Lane up Kings Road and by way of Fairfield golf course to Fairfield Station with views of Gorton Upper Reservoir. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link . More information about Kings Road, Audenshaw can be found at LinkExternal link
geo-trip walk

Sepia Shadows

128 months ago
Jamia Mosque
My original photographs appear on Geograph as they come out of the camera with little tweaking but on my blog Hyde Daily Photo LinkExternal link I'll perhaps turn them into sepia to enhance shadows.

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