SK8833 : National Cycle Network Milepost along the towpath

taken 1 year ago, near to Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

National Cycle Network Milepost along the towpath
National Cycle Network Milepost along the towpath
Next to Harlaxton Bridge No 66 on the Grantham Canal.
National Cycle Network Mileposts
1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and found along the cycles routes through the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, "Rowe Type" by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

Read the National Cycle Network article LinkExternal link
The Grantham Canal
The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
See LinkExternal link for further information.
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SK8833, 48 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 October, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 30 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 882 338 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.6653N 0:41.4148W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 882 338
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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