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A footbridge is on the single line section between Stoke Works Junction, to the north, and Droitwich Spa, to the south.
Railway type and traffic
Traffic is predominantly local DMU services between Worcester/ Hereford and Birmingham New Street. However freight will sometimes be diverted over the line, and rail tours to and from Worcester / Oxford off the main Birmingham - Bristol line will use this section.
Also workings into and out of Long Marston regularly come this way.
The location is near a quiet village and is regarded as safe. You may well only meet fellow enthusiasts, or the occasional dog walker. You probably won't see another soul while you are there. The fields are arable and are never used for livestock.
From the M5, Junction 5:
Take the minor road, Stoke Lane then Shaw Lane, for Stoke Works Village. This actually leads off the bottom of the slip road of the M5 southbound. Approximately 100 yards after passing the village sign, there is a small layby on your right. A footpath almost opposite this layby leads to the footbridge 50 yards away. Cross this and proceed for 300 metres in a westerly direction across the field to reach the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Wychbold Footbridge map co-ordinates
The lay by opposite the footpath is for local residents. If this is full, there is ample space on the road itself further on.Your car should be perfectly safe in the area.
There is a limited bus service through the village from Droitwich or Bromsgrove.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no toilets. There are two pubs-' The Boat and Railway' and 'The Bowling Green' - both about a quarter of a mile away. The nearest shop is about a mile and a half away in the next village of Stoke Prior
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The sun will be right down the track between 12 and 2. Vegetation isn't too bad at time of writing.
It is very quiet for videoing-normally only birdsong to accompany the sound of the trains. Althought occasionally if you are unlucky with the wind, you may pick up the noise from the M5, but it is never too intrusive.
General views - All photographs © Peter Collins unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
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