SZ5681 : Former railway line

taken 2 years ago, near to Whiteley Bank, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Former railway line
Former railway line
Isle of Wight Line (disused)

The present day Island Line terminates at Shanklin, but originally reached Ventnor. The line reached Ventnor in 1866 and remained open until 1966. The line is now disused between Shanklin and Ventnor. The section from Shanklin to Wroxall is used for National Cycle Route 23. Between Wroxall and Ventnor was the 1200m long St Boniface Down tunnel.

National Cycle Network route 23

National Cycle Network route 23 is a north-south route linking Reading, Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton. There is a further section on the Isle of Wight from the ferry terminal at East Cowes to Wroxall, passing through Cowes, Newport and Shanklin. The Isle of Wight section forms part of the Red Squirrel Trail.

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SZ5681, 32 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Paths  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5627 8140 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.7755N 1:12.3470W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5630 8139
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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