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Written by Olly Swan - 22 Apr 2010
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Location notes
The bridge is in a forest over a cutting near Pirbright. The bridge takes a footpath over it down to the Basingstoke Canal, and also serves as a driveway to a nearby mansion.
Railway type and traffic
444/450 on SWT 3rd rail services to Basingstoke and beyond, 158/159 on SWT diesel services to the West of England.
Some freight services (around 3 or 4 a day) although when there is a blockade on the GWML it can be used as a diversionary route, which usually happens on Saturdays. Steam tours are also frequent on the line.
It is a bridge carrying a footpath over the railway in a forest environment, the only people you will come across are walkers and fellow photographers.
Road directions
From the M4, Junction 3:
Take the A322 south for about 3 miles where you will reach the traffic light cross roads at Brockwood, just after the garage on your right. Turn right onto the A324, Connaught Road and head towards Aldershot, passing Brockwood Station. You will get to a T Junction with Traffic Lights, turn left under the South Western Main Line, and then right once under the SWML onto the B3012. Continue on the B3012 until you come to a junction where the road turns right under the Aldershot line. Turn right, and follow the road for a quarter of a mile, where there is a lay by. Park in the lay by and follow the path 200 or so meters down to the bridge.

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Pirbright, Deepcut Locks Bridge map co-ordinates
The lay by is safe, although as with anywhere do not leave items of value on view.
Public transport
SWT run services into Brookwood from Waterloo, Basingstoke and Alton. Walk the road directions from Brookwood.

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There are shops outside Brookwood Station.
There are hotels in Woking, which is 6-7 miles away.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Pirbright, Deepcut Locks Bridge

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Streetmap links
Pirbright, Deepcut Locks Bridge general view map
Pirbright, Deepcut Locks Bridge close up map

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Pirbright, Deepcut Locks Bridge

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Photographic notes
During the winter months when the sun is low, long shadows are cast across the track, this should not be a problem in the summer months though.

General views - All photographs © Olly Swan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

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