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Written by Daniel Walker - 21 Jan 2013
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Location notes
This location is on the Settle to Carlisle Railway, approximately 3 miles from Appleby in a North Westerly direction.
Railway type and traffic
Normal traffic consists of Northern Rail 158s and 158 + 153 combos, along with this there are DB schenker and Freightliner coal trains and container trains to and from the nearby gypsum plant.
During the summer months many a steam special uses the line heading in either direction.
It is also a diversionary route for the West Coast Main Line.
Environment
This location is in the middle of nowhere in open fields. It is located on a public footpath so is not trespassing but sometimes farm animals, normally sheep but occasionally cattle, are kept in this field.
The weather can be very changeable. Pack warm clothing if staying for more than half an hour. It can get fairly chilly if a southerly wind is blowing.
Road directions
Take the A66 to Appleby and follow signs for Long Marton. Upon passing a red phone box in the village of Long Marton the pub, The Masons Arms which should be on your left, go up the hill in front of you to a small wooden play park, activity area. This is as far as you can take the car and park, so park here and continue on foot. Follow the road round to the left and follow the footpath round the side of the farm. Follow this path for about 1/4mile, you will pass a path up to a bridge on your right. After this follow the field edges to the location.

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Long Marton, Settle and Carlisle map co-ordinates
Parking
Cars can be left just about anywhere. Common sense rules apply i.e. No leaving it across a driveway or somewhere dangerous!!
Public transport
No public transport nearby. Nearest mainline station Appleby. Nearest bus in Appleby.

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Amenities
Nothing in the immediate area.
Accommodation
None in the immediate area.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Long Marton, Settle and Carlisle

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Long Marton, Settle and Carlisle



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Photographic notes
Light is good most of the day after about 10:00 for southbound trains and similar for northbound although photos can only be taken from the bridge nearby easily for north bound workings.
Sun is not normally a problem due to the open nature of the Cumbrian landscape.


General views - All photographs © Daniel Walker unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 2 - Looking south east


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