SJ8055 : Alsager: start of the Merelake Way

taken 3 years ago, near to Alsager, Cheshire, Great Britain

Alsager: start of the Merelake Way
Alsager: start of the Merelake Way
A small car park on Talke Road gives access to the Merelake Way.
Merelake Way
The Merelake Way is an approximately 1 mile / 1.5 kms long trail for walkers, located on the southern edge of Alsager. It follows the track bed of the former Alsager to Keele railway line, following a wooded cutting as it climbs uphill towards the Staffordshire border at Merelake.

See also The Audley branch railway Link .
The Audley branch railway
The 'Audley branch', between Alsager Junction and Keele, closed to passenger traffic in April 1931, and to all traffic in January 1963. The section between Alsager and Merelake has been designated the 'Merelake Way', and is managed by Cheshire East Council. The stretch between Bignall End and Halmer End is a popular walking and dog-exercising route, and is always referred to locally as 'the lines'.

An account of the line's history is at LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Gate (from Tags)
Metal Kissing 
Footpath Gate (from Tags)
Metal Kissing 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8070 5504 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5330N 2:17.3787W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 80697 55059
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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