SP7367 : Semaphore signal next to Brampton Valley Way, near Brixworth

taken 2 months ago, near to Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Semaphore signal next to Brampton Valley Way, near Brixworth
Semaphore signal next to Brampton Valley Way, near Brixworth
A railway semaphore signal on the Northampton & Lamport Railway, a heritage railway which has preserved a short section of the line which used to link Northampton with Market Harborough.

The Brampton Walley Way walking and cycling route runs alongside, sharing the route of the former railway.
Brampton Valley Way
The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile walking and cycling path, following the route of a dismantled railway line linking Northampton with Market Harborough.

The railway had opened in 1859 and had six intermediate stations. It passed through two tunnels, at Kelmarsh and at Oxendon. Regular services over the line were withdrawn in 1960, although the line continued to be used intermittently until 1981 when the final train ran.

Brampton Valley Way forms part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 6.

Sustrans' website has more information: 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 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.
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 it's branches is Regional Route 68, the Penine Cycleway from Derby to Berwick-on-Tweed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
County (from Tags)
Northamptonshire 
Near (from Tags)
Brixworth  Chapel Brampton  Northampton 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Signal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7337 6759 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.0925N 0:55.5268W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7337 6759
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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