SD4762 : Khyber pass and old steps - Ryelands in Lancaster

taken 12 years ago, near to Lancaster, Lancashire, Great Britain

Khyber pass and old steps - Ryelands in Lancaster
Khyber pass and old steps - Ryelands in Lancaster
On the right is the cobbled part of the public right of way which connects Morecambe Road with Torrisholme Road 1/4 mile ahead. For generations local people have named this narrow path 'Khyber Pass'! The 'Pass' at several points gives access to the 1930s built council estate of Ryelands which is to the west side (left) of Khyber pass for its whole length. I was sorry to see on my nostalgic visits that appox 1/8 mile ahead at two points on the path the wall had been bricked up sealing off the once convenient public thoroughfares connecting with Ryelands estate. A sign of the times I would imagine! For its short journey the Khyber Pass runs parallel with the main west coast Carlisle railway to the right over the steel fence. Many years ago before this long steel fence there was a fence seemingly made from old wooden railway sleepers that had been sliced horizontally ! The point of access to Khyber Pass seen here is where the railway and a pedestrian way cross the dramatic Carlisle bridge over the River Lune and Morecambe road. To the left in the photo one can see the old concrete steps connecting Khyber Pass with Wenning place at the edge of the housing estate. Wenning place derives its name from the River Wenning, a tributary that joins the River Lune six and four fifth of a mile east as the crow flies near the village of Hornby.
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2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 471 625 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:3.3435N 2:48.5748W
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