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My 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown walking project

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SZ0796 : Northbourne: Ferncroft Gardens by Chris Downer
140. FERNCROFT GARDENS

A cul-de-sac of bungalows off the very top of Ferncroft Road, literally a few yards before the dead end.

The sign on this side is a bit pointless really, as it faces the dead end of Ferncroft Road so will not be visible to any approaching traffic!


SZ0796 : Northbourne: Ferncroft Road by Chris Downer
141. FERNCROFT ROAD

Looking up this smart tree-lined roads from Wimborne Road. It forms a kind of three-pronged fork layout with neighbouring Ashridge Avenue and Pinecliffe Avenue, with Hogue Avenue joining the three of them at the top end.

I'm therefore not sure why this one should be named Ferncroft Road rather than Ferncroft Avenue, but there it is.


SZ0695 : West Howe: Fernheath Close by Chris Downer
142. FERNHEATH CLOSE

A cul-de-sac of Fernheath Road, the latter being on the very fringe of the large West Howe council estate, unlike the bungalows here.


SZ0694 : West Howe: Fernheath Road by Chris Downer
143. FERNHEATH ROAD

Seen here coming off Turbary Park Avenue, Fernheath Road is one of the main access roads to the large West Howe council estate, especially via Verney Road which is next on the right, virtually in the picture. The bungalows at this southeast end give way to council semi-detached houses midway along.


SZ0795 : Northbourne: Fletcher Close by Chris Downer
144. FLETCHER CLOSE

A small side road of bungalows off Fletcher Road, nearly at the top.


SZ0795 : Northbourne: Fletcher Road by Chris Downer
145. FLETCHER ROAD

A short east-west road linking Howeth Road and Green Lane, used occasionally as a sort of cut-through only occasionally because this is one of those areas where none of the roads goes fully between any of the major roads so you have to keep doing a left-right, and it would possibly have been just as quick therefore to stick to the bigger roads in the first place!


SZ0995 : Moordown: Forest View Road by Chris Downer
146. FOREST VIEW ROAD

Looking along the top end of Forest View Road, which, behind us, goes steeply downhill and was cut off to through traffic in the 1990s. It might be assumed that the New Forest is the forest referred to in the name, but it could equally be Hurn or somesuch. Now that the area is built up with houses it is difficult to see a forest anyway.


SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Forsyth Gardens by Chris Downer
147. FORSYTH GARDENS

A cul-de-sac on the very fringe of the 1970s Slades Farm council estate, featuring a few three-storey blocks of flats such as the one in the background, which backs onto Slades Farm Open Space.


SZ0895 : Northbourne: Forton Close by Chris Downer
148. FORTON CLOSE

Forton Close is an infill development dating from around 2000, off Saxonhurst Road and turning left and right at the end, behind the back gardens of the latter road.


SZ0995 : Moordown: Franklin Road by Chris Downer
149. FRANKLIN ROAD

A short road of detached houses just four or five on each side in an area almost all made up of these decent, early 20th century houses.


SZ0895 : Northbourne: Frensham Close by Chris Downer
150. FRENSHAM CLOSE

A short cul-de-sac of bungalows off the southern end of Pine Vale Crescent, the end bungalows backing onto Redhill Common but with no public access to it from here.


SZ0595 : West Howe: Frost Gardens by Chris Downer
151. FROST GARDENS

A small infill development of little bungalows dating from 2016ish, on what was previously one of those council-estate back driveways to garages of several properties. There is pedestrian access onto Poole Lane at the far end.


SZ0595 : West Howe: Frost Road by Chris Downer
152. FROST ROAD

A curving road of semi-detached and terraced council housing at the fringe of the large 1950s West Howe council estate. In recent years, the council has invested in photovoltaic arrays on the roofs of those still under its ownership.


SZ0796 : Kinson: Fryer Close by Chris Downer
153. FRYER CLOSE

A fairly modern, small residential cul-de-sac off Kinson Road, just by the school. I believe it is named after the same Fryer family as has a road and estate in their name in West Moors, near the Catholic church there, in which they were involved.


SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Furzebank Lane by Chris Downer
154. FURZEBANK LANE

A broad public footpath in three segments, this being the middle one viewed from Nicholas Gardens towards Cove Road. Royal Mail still gives the name as three words, Furze Bank Lane, like previous signage while the current A-Z agrees with the sign here.

See Link for links to further photos along the lane in each direction.


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