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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

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This will probably go wrong but................
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Tried very hard but phone camera is not that good but if you draw a virtual line across the top of the photo and get to 50% across and then use a virtual plumb line the photo below is what you can nearly see between the dips in the hills.( it does take a clear day TBH )
The photo itself was taken today and shows the view across Poole Harbour, it shows Brownsea Island, Round and Long Island but it also shows Wytch Farm, forget who owns it now but i think it is still the largest on land oil extraction site in the UK.
Mick's new November Stroll prompted me to think about the view, particularly of the Castle, up close you get a feeling of why it was built, when you look from afar it gives a different perspective of what it could see :)
Pic of the Castle taken from internet and cannot seem to add a tag to it to say it is not own work.

Oh and yes Wytch Farm oil extraction/production facility is in clear view, but i think it is a testament to the company/people that own/operate it that you cannot see it =D>

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Just realised i missed the important bit, the location :(
They have a small but very nice and friendly takeaway, there are council owned toilets on site and you parking is free, but not for long, think it is a couple of hours but TBH never seen a parking meter, bet that will change lol
Location is Constitution Hill Viewpoint you will need to google it my laptop is playing up, and they have better pics than mine

adding another pic that shows the view across Sandbanks and our version of the needles OHR lol
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Good stuff Colin. Thats what the thread is all about. If you know of somewhere that you enjoy share it with others.

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Never been myself, but came across this while on the Triva Investigation Team thread
Avoncroft Museum of Histric Buildings-Worcestershire
https://avoncroft.org.uk/
https://avoncroft.org.uk/
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Where am I today?
A fine dining coach...
A fine dining coach...
Well worh a visit 😎

There is a clue in my blog πŸ˜‰

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CitroJim wrote: ↑
22 Oct 2020, 08:18
There is a clue in my blog πŸ˜‰
There's also a "Who wrote Handel's Messiah :?: " moment on the image itself Jim :-D

East Somerset Railway Cranmore Station would be my guess :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑
22 Oct 2020, 08:35
CitroJim wrote: ↑
22 Oct 2020, 08:18
There is a clue in my blog πŸ˜‰
There's also a "Who wrote Handel's Messiah :?: " moment on the image itself Jim :-D

East Somerset Railway Cranmore Station would be my guess :-D

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Yep, you're right πŸ˜ƒ
Cranmore Station...
Cranmore Station...

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If Railway Telegraph Insulators float your boat Jim/Mick or anyone else, have a look at The FCF Trivia Investigation Team thread Case number 3 :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑
22 Oct 2020, 09:00
If Railway Telegraph Insulators float your boat Jim/Mick or anyone else, have a look at The FCF Trivia Investigation Team thread Case number 3 :-D

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Are you sure its not the name of pigeon settlements? :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote: ↑
22 Oct 2020, 09:25
Are you sure its not the name of pigeon settlements? :-D
🀣🀣 You're thinking of Guano πŸ˜‰

On the subject of names, back in those halcyon days pre-Beeching when Cranmore was a fairly busy BR station and goods yard the old railwaymem used to call Cranmore 'Siberia' on account of the cold winds that blew along the valley the rail line is built along... With the Mendips on one side of the valley, a very effective cold funnel is formed. I've felt it down here in the winter πŸ₯Ά The railway through MK sufferes in the same way. It's always bleedin' freezing on the station platforms even in the height of summer 😑

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I know where you are coming from there Jim, when my office was in Euston and my labs were in Farringdon and Ebury Bridge Road, I regularly experienced the railway freeze syndrome on Farringdon station! :)

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑
12 Sep 2020, 17:43
Alnmouth, The Old Schoolhouse Gallery and coffee shop, and now pizza from a Peugeot J7Image is a nice place to stop off at. I dont think many travellers up and down the A1 will though. Its about a 8 mile detour there and back from the A1 down to a beautiful spot on the coast, but most travellers will just either plough on to an anonymous motorway services, or grab a supermarket picnic. For the smell the flowers traveller, a nice detour.
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Whats behind the nice face....?
Whats behind the nice face....?
Engine's missing!<br />Cheaper to trailer around than having to fix stuff I guess
Engine's missing!
Cheaper to trailer around than having to fix stuff I guess
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Not really a place to stop off at unless you want to walk around and take in the timewarp charm of the place...

But it is a most pretty village and one I love cycling through because of it's total charm...

It's not far from the conurbation of Milton Keynes, is quite well hidden and very unspoilt...

Not many villages like it now around here... I reckon the last time a house was built in the village was in the 1940s!

Today, on my bike ride this house caught my eye... I'm not sure if once upon a time it was the village shop...
Milk and two sugars please...
Milk and two sugars please...
And a general view of the village in all its splendid bucolicness...
Peace and tranquillity...
Peace and tranquillity...
Annoyingly, that while van eyesore appeared just a minute before I got my camera out :evil:

So where was I?

A couple of clues... It's not far from the Northants border and was once the location of a now long-gone railway junction...

For bonus points identify the railways :)