SJ8153 : Merelake Way

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

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Merelake Way
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 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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SJ8153, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Public Footpath (from Tags)
Alsager FP 30 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8127 5395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.9463N 2:16.8642W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8126 5398
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Former Railway Trackbed  Footpath 

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