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Written by Peter Bradshaw - 30 Jul 2008
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Location notes
Hay-a-park is on the outskirts of Knaresborough which is some 2 miles from the A1(M) in North Yorkshire, and about 4 miles from Harrogate.
Railway type and traffic
The main stay is Northern Rail DMUs, any class from 142 to 158 pass down the Harrogate line, but it is well used by special and excursion train both steam and Diesel and Steam.
In the last year the line has seen top and tail 31,37,47,66,67 and 6 different steam engines.
The location is an occupational crossing and is in farmland and used by walkers and the odd farmer.
Road directions
Hay-a-park is on the outskirts of Knaresborough which is some 2 miles from the A1(M) in North Yorkshire.
On leaving the A1(M) turn on to the A59 towards Harrogate then at the first roundabout turn towards Knaresborough and drive to the traffic lights. Turn right on to Chain Lane then drive down to the staggered crossroad and turn right on to Park Lane drive along and past the Rugby pitch on right. The lane rises and at top of rise a track on right leads to crossing.

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Hay-a-park Crossing map co-ordinates
The Lane on this side of the crossing is open fields with on hedges so you can park on the side of the lane.
Public transport
By bus from Knaresborough:
Take the No 102 to corner of Chain Lane and Park Lane then follow car directions. It is about a mile on foot.

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There are no amenities at Hay-a-park but there is a shop and a chip shop at the crossroads of of Chain Lane and Park Lane.
There is accommodation available in Knaresborough.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Hay-a-park Crossing

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Hay-a-park Crossing general view map
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Hay-a-park Crossing

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Photographic notes
Photographs can be taken from ether side of the line, and sun is not a problem most of the day. The line is more enclosed from the York direction and runs on to an embankment from the Knaresborough side so there are a lot of possibilities.

General views - All photographs © Peter Bradshaw unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

From the York direction.

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

From the Knaresborough direction.

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

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