TQ2156 : Ebbisham Lane, heading north

taken 3 years ago, near to Tadworth, Surrey, Great Britain

Ebbisham Lane, heading north
Ebbisham Lane, heading north
This track leads northward from Walton-on-the-Hill, crossing farmland before it meets the so-called Walton Road across Epsom Downs. I suspect that in past centuries this was a well-used through-route - perhaps declining once Lord Derby laid out his course on the Downs, and then neglected in the motor-age.

Misleadingly, the OS still marks this stretch of Ebbisham Lane as a 'yellow' minor road, when it really isn't suitable for motor vehicles. A good few years ago Hywel Williams observed that there were stretches which were more pot-hole than tarmac: Link By February 2018, I'd say the lane's condition was even worse - in all likelihood not having been re-surfaced in 30 years or more. Plainly it should be allowed to crumble away in peace - and be re-classified as, say, a restricted byway.

For much of its length the lane is bordered by old coppiced hazels: Link
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TQ2156, 37 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 219 566 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7664N 0:15.1373W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 219 565
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