TQ2912 : School Lane, Pyecombe

taken 2 years ago, near to Pyecombe, West Sussex, Great Britain

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School Lane, Pyecombe
School Lane, Pyecombe
School Lane leading into the village of Pyecombe, in the South Downs.

A traditional wooden signpost is to the left of the image.

The blue sign attached to the lamp post indicates a route for cyclists, the small red square showing that it is part of the National Cycle Network.

This lane also forms part of the South Downs Way.
South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex, with a small loop around Eastbourne. The South Downs Way passes through the South Downs, a beautiful area which is now a National Park. The path mainly follows old routes and droveways along the Chalk escarpment. The majority of the path is a bridleway and so can be used by horse-riders and cyclists too.
More information is available from LinkExternal link
South Downs
The South Downs is one of the four areas of chalk downland in southern England. They extend from the eastern side of Hampshire through Sussex, culminating in the cliffs at Beachy Head.
The South Downs is England's newest National Park, its designation taking effect on March 31, 2010. There are many Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the park.
The area is relatively unpopulated, although along its southern periphery there is an almost uninterrupted ribbon of seaside towns. It is extremely popular with walkers, having one principal long distance footpath, the South Downs Way, and many interconnecting ones. There are three principal gaps in the upland through which rivers flow; and there are also many dry valleys along its length.
The South Downs have a long history; there are archaeological remains from Neolithic times. Until the middle of the 20th century, sheep-rearing was the main occupation of those living on the Downs.

At 886ft, Butser Hill is the highest point of the South Downs.

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The National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads.[2] In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.
National Cycle Network route 20
National Cycle Network route 20 will, once completed, link Wandsworth in south London with Brighton. It will be 45 miles long. The sections between Wandsworth and Carshalton, and between Crawley and Brighton, are already completed.

More information is avaialble from Sustrans: LinkExternal link
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TQ2912, 157 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Pyecombe  South Downs 
County (from Tags)
Sussex 
Near (from Tags)
Brighton 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
South Downs Way 
National Park (from Tags)
South Downs 
Ldp (from Tags)
South Downs Way 
Primary Subject of Photo
Village 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 293 127 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.9740N 0:9.7077W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 293 127
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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