TQ2057 : Horse margin and equestrian crossing, Langley Vale Road

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashtead, Surrey, Great Britain

Horse margin and equestrian crossing, Langley Vale Road
Horse margin and equestrian crossing, Langley Vale Road
The horse margin was created in the 1990s, parallel to Langley Vale Road, to provide a safer route to and from the training gallops on Epsom and Walton Downs, for horses in training at the yards on Headley Road, and in TQ1957 : Shepherds Walk (Stane Street). Technically, the margin was recorded as a public bridleway (Epsom and Ewell bridleway 146/Leatherhead bridleway 599). The crossing shown across Langley Vale Road here enables the riders of horses in training (and the odd walker, cyclist or leisure rider who comes this way) to cross from the margin, and TQ2057 : Footpath to Walton on the Hill, Langley Vale Road, to TQ2057 : Chalk Pit Road, which gives access to yards in Headley Road. Barely visible, on the right hand side of the horse margin beyond the crossing, is a high level push button unit mounted on a pole, which is accessible to mounted riders, and which changes the lights after a very short, fixed delay (no waiting for a break in the traffic!), and which keeps the lights at red (to traffic) for longer than the usual interval, to allow a string of racehorses to cross. There is a similar facility mounted a short way along Chalk Pit Road.
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TQ2057, 56 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2039 5756 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.2663N 0:16.4611W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2037 5754
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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