SJ8154 : Bridge and kissing gate over Merelake Way

taken 3 years ago, near to Talke, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Bridge and kissing gate over Merelake Way
Bridge and kissing gate over Merelake Way
The photographer has reached the top of the steps seen in LinkExternal link and public footpath Alsager FP 30 here crosses the Merelake Way. To the left the footpath crosses a barley field to the A5011. To the right it crosses a surprisingly imposing bridge and then traverses Alsager Golf Course.
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 LinkExternal 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)
Sunday, 29 May, 2016
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Public Footpath (from Tags)
Alsager FP 30 
Gate (from Tags)
Kissing Gate  Metal Kissing 
Footpath Gate (from Tags)
Metal Kissing 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8127 5404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.9949N 2:16.8645W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8127 5404
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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