ST7558 : 2007 : Valley of the Wellow Brook

taken 10 years ago, near to Twinhoe, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

2007 : Valley of the Wellow Brook
2007 : Valley of the Wellow Brook
Near the top of Hinton Hill we are looking north along the valley of the Wellow Brook. Combe Down is on the skyline.
Between 1805 and 1815 the peace of this vale was shattered by the building of the southern arm of the Somerset Coal Canal which was really a tramway (the northern route was a real canal). The tramway served collieries around Radstock.
In the early 1870's the peace was shattered even more by the building of what became the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, which was built partly on the bed/trackway of the coal canal/tramway thus closing it.
The railway was closed around 1970 and peace returned to the valley, apart from the tractors.
Much of the line of the railway can still be seen also some of the tramway/canal though most is on private land.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 December, 2007
Valley > Valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 755 587 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.6553N 2:21.1204W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 756 581
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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