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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 26 Mar 2012
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Location notes
Apart from the nearby A5, a quiet countryside location.
Railway type and traffic
The Location sees regular Virgin services running alongside the busy motorway, and also the occasional local service.
Apart from the odd exception, all freight is pathed along the Northampton loop, and does not pass through this location.
Environment
This is a field side location, through which passes a public footpath, but this does not see much use.
Road directions
From M1 Junction 18:
Head towards Kilsby. When you reach Kilsby you come to a roundabout, at which you need to take A5 turning to Milton Keynes. After a short time, you will notice soome locks, Welton Hythes, and a caravan site on the left. Pull into the lay-by next to this.

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Welton map co-ordinates
Parking
As already mentioned, park in the lay-by. Do not park in the car park on opposite side of road (the side of the railway) as this is a staff car park for Welton Hythes, and they can get funny about it being used.
Public transport
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Amenities
Nothing here apart from the odd black berry in summer months if you get peckish. There is a farm just slightly north along the A5 towards Kilsby that sells Ice Creams, they have a sign by the road when open.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Welton

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Welton general view map
Welton close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
Apart from possible an early morning sleeper shot, it is best to take the footpath under the line, and shoot from the field edge. Southbounds are generally on from late morning/12:00, and northbounds from about 15:00 or 16:00, depending on time of year of course. Steps, while not essential at certain times of the year, would certainly be beneficial at all times.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west

The Gantry here can frame a Desiro or a voyager unit. This was taken in the afternoon after the sun had swung round to benefit trains travelling in the other direction

Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 2 - Looking south east

Note the marker post, which you can either be a feature in your shot, or it will hinder your efforts!

Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east

Also looking south east, but from perching on the fence, and from further down the field

Fig 4 -


Fig 4 -

This location gets Very overgrown in summer months, and then, as NOT used here, steps are essential!

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Fig 5 -

This location gets Very overgrown in summer months, and then, as NOT used here, steps are essential!

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