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Situated just north of Ipswich on the Great Eastern Main Line to Norwich.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees all the London to Norwich expresses plus a great deal of freight heading to and from Felixstowe. There is also a stone terminal here which has regular traffic.
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Although the location is close to the busy A14 and boarders the Great Eastern Mainline it is a isolated spot.
Come off the A14 at Claydon and follow the road through the village. Once you have passed though Cladon then the next left turn leads you back across the A14 on to an access road. On the access road you're greeted with a sign saying private property as the land is owned by a fishing club. Whist this is true there is a public right of way across their land which leads to the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Barham map co-ordinates
At the entrance or on the road.
Go back down Penthouse Lane, turn left and 50 yards on the left is the Sorrel Horse Pub, excellent bar meals. Claydon has 2 pubs and a general stores.
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Fairly close to the line side at the crossing, but walking around the sand pits is useful to find some wildlife and scenic shots of pasing trains.
You are surrounded by disused gravel pits which have been landscaped and turned into a wildlife area. The location offers views from both sides as it is a footpath across the main line. The views are fairly tight.
General views - All photographs © Rob Gooding unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking south
Taken from the fields to the west of the location.
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking north
Fig 5 - Looking north
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