SZ0696 : Kinson: looking southwest along Westdown Road

taken 1 year ago, near to Kinson, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Kinson: looking southwest along Westdown Road
Kinson: looking southwest along Westdown Road
This ordinary looking road is marked on the map as a 'Byway open to all traffic' and is numbered E29 on Bournemouth Borough Council's definitive map of public rights of way.

I don't know why this particular stretch of road should be labelled as such: maybe it was a historical route when this was heathland, and the modern road network incorporated it. This suggestion is perhaps supported by the historical 1:25,000 maps, which date from when Durdells Avenue (ahead) was the first built-up road as the construction of the estate started. On this map, Westdown Road was the only offshoot of Durdells Avenue, beyond which it was still fields.

The definitive map seems to show the right of way as extending towards us only as far as roughly alongside where we are standing now - that's about two thirds of the length of the road.

See SZ0696 : Kinson: Westdown Road for the view along the road from the far end.
Public rights of way in Bournemouth
A series of pictures documenting the public rights of way in the borough of Bournemouth. The pictures of the rights of way all have links to the next picture on the same route, in each direction.

The rights of way are all documented, in numerical order, in this article:
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 18 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0647 9633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.9914N 1:54.5774W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0651 9635
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Byway Open to All Traffic  Road 

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