SJ7758 : Western end of the Salt Line at Hassall Green

taken 1 year ago, near to Hassall Green, Cheshire, Great Britain

Western end of the Salt Line at Hassall Green
Western end of the Salt Line at Hassall Green
This section of the Salt Line west of Lawton Heath ends at the road in Hassall Green. It is part of National Cycle Network Route 5. Beyond the car park on the other side of the road, the old formation no longer exists, being now part of a golf course. The white house is the old station building SJ7758 : Former station house, Hassall Green.
The Salt Line trail and Borrowpit Meadows :: SJ7857

A section of the former North Staffordshire railway (Sandbach branch) between Rode Heath and Hassall Green, converted to leisure use as a cycleway, bridlepath and footpath, part of National Cycle Route 5. It was used as a freight railway until 1971, serving salt mines around Rode Heath as well as through freight, but had not seen passenger services since 1930.

Alongside the trail is Borrowpit Meadows, a former quarry now a 16ha nature reserve.

National Cycle Route 5

National Route 5 of the National Cycle Network is a long distance route which when complete will connect Reading and Holyhead via Oxford, Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Birmingham, Walsall, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Colwyn Bay and Bangor. The southern half of the route between Reading and Walsall is open and signed whilst the northern half between Walsall and Holyhead is still under development.

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Monday, 30 December, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 2 January, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7757 5821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.2353N 2:20.1963W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7758 5819
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