SK4262 : Field

taken 11 years ago, near to Pilsley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The photograph shows a landscape that is almost entirely reclaimed land.

The field, through the gap in the hedge, was a deep railway cutting that at one time carried a main line of the Great Central Railway. In addition it carried a spur off to the right, in the far distance, and also the beginnings of the railway sidings associated with the local colliery. To the left of the field and forming the boundary between the field and the woodland it is possible to make out the course of the Five Pits Trail.

The field in the foreground has been created from a colliery waste tip, which was also used to fill in the cutting and sidings. Today little remains to identify the lands past use. However, if you examine the ground, you will see, mixed in with the soil, signs of the waste. Also, the land does not drain too well.

In front of the hedge, running horizontally between the two fields, is a footpath that runs from Back Lane to the Five Pits Trail.
On the right of the photograph, to the right of the taller shrubbery, there is a small gap in the hedge. (This is actually the corner of the field and the meeting of two hedges at right angles to each other.) The gap is the location of a SK4262 : Stile on the footpath in the direction of Back Lane.
Just off the left of the photograph is a SK4263 : Stile that leads to the Five Pits Trail.

To see a photograph from the far end of the second field, looking back toward this viewpoint, click here SK4262 : View over fields.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 January, 2007
Reclaimed land   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 427 629 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.7180N 1:21.7508W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 426 630
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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