SP7386 : National Cycle Network marker post, Market Harborough

taken 11 months ago, near to Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Great Britain

National Cycle Network marker post, Market Harborough
National Cycle Network marker post, Market Harborough
A National Cycle Network millennium marker post in Market Harborough. This path through a recreation ground forms part of National Cycle Network route 6. It used to form part of a railway line which headed southwards to Northampton.

July 2018 was characterised by a prolonged spell of hot and dry weather. However this was broken towards the end of the month. This image was taken shortly after a violent thunderstorm.
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 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 6
National Route 6 of the National Cycle Network passes through Watford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Worksop, Sheffield, Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Windermere, and will connect London and Threlkeld (nr. Keswick) in Cumbria when complete.

LinkExternal link National Route 6 on the Sustrans web site.
National Cycle Network Route 6
The National Cycle Network is Sustrans' primary initiative, providing up to 12,600 miles of walking and cycling routes across the country. Routes are numbered in a similar manner to the original A-road numbering system, radiating clockwise from London. The UK is further divided into ten regions, with regional routes numbered in a similar fashion. National Route 6 connects London with the Lake District; one of its branches is Regional Route 68, the Penine Cycleway from Derby to Berwick-on-Tweed.
National Cycle Network Route 6
The National Cycle Network is Sustrans' primary initiative set up in 1995, providing up to 12,600 miles of walking and cycle routes across the country. Route 6 links London with the Lake District.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 2 August, 2018
Geographical Context
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Milepost (from Tags)
National Cycle Network 
County (from Tags)
Leicestershire 
Place (from Tags)
Market Harborough 
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Marker 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7379 8653 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.3036N 0:54.9075W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7379 8653
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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