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Edale is in the Hope Valley. It is a picturesque area in the Peak District and is located on the line from Manchester to Sheffield.
Railway type and traffic
There is an hourly service both from Manchester to Cleethorpes, usually Trans Pennines class 158 units, and from Liverpool to Norwich, usually Central's 158 and 170 units. In addition, there is a two hourly local service of 142s from Newton Heath's allocation, and a variety of freight trains, in particular Stone Trains heading east from Peak Forest and Infrastructure trains to Castleton.
The area is rural, the bridge here being on a small farm track.
From the Manchester direction: Take the A6 to Chapel-en-le-Rith. Take the unclassified road through Slackhall, which climbs along the side of the valley. Near the end of this, there is a left hand turning signposted to Edale. This climbs slightly before dropping spectacularly into the Hope Valley. At the bottom of the hill, the road crosses a bridge over a small stream. You then pass through Edale village, with the station on the left, and you will see the bridge on the left just after leaving the village.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Edale, Ollerbrook Booth map co-ordinates
It is probably best to park tucked on the verge on the main road and walk up to the bridge.
From Edale station, turn left on the main road and keep going until you see the bridge on the left.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no amenities in the vicinity.
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The light is best here in the morning until 12-12.30 for trains heading east. After this the light will be off the front of the trains, though pictures will be possible for longer. Facing the other way, the line passes a barn which limits the photographic angles slightly.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking east
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