SP9307 : No entry for vehicles in the winter

taken 7 years ago, near to Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

No entry for vehicles in the winter
No entry for vehicles in the winter
Browns Lane runs from a kink on Kiln Lane near Cholesbury through to the hamlet of Hastoe. It is a Public Byway, but motorised traffic is excluded from it during the winter months (November to April) as declared by this sign. Anyone who walks along this muddy, leafy track through a wood would probably be surprised that it was ever used by motorised traffic, let alone (as there are no signs to say otherwise) that they could whizz down here at 60mph perfectly legally - provided it was between May and October. I would suggest that for normal family saloons this would not be a great idea, and should probably only be attempted by scrambler bikes, land-rovers or rally-prepared cars. Then again, as there is a sign on the gate asking people to look after the sensitive natural flora and fauna, to keep to the track and generally be eco-friendly, perhaps any motorised traffic would not be too popular.
Browns Lane
Browns Lane is a public byway open to all traffic from March to October inclusive, but is effectively a bridleway from November to April.
It meanders in a roughly northwesterly direction from Kiln Lane north of Cholesbury at SP93310783 to the hamlet of Hastoe at SP91801937, rising 50m from 183m to 233m in the process. At its Hastoe end it has a number of houses.
For much of its length it passes through heavily wooded countryside with Haresgarden Wood to its left (SW) and first High Scrubs then Shrubb's Wood on its right (NE).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9331 0783 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.6834N 0:38.9632W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9331 0782
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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