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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 04 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Harbury is a quiet Warwickshire village located between Southam and Leamington Spa.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country cater for passenger services, while DB Schenker and Freightliner provide the freight workings.
Environment
The location is on a narrow road bridge which leads to a farm, but the bridge can often be busier than you may expect, so be careful.
Road directions
From Leamington Spa, take the A425 and head for Southam. You will eventually pass the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on you left. The next village is Ufton, and you can take a right hand turn to Harbury. If you miss the turn, don`t worry, there is a second turn you can take. If you miss the turnings you will end up in Southam and will need to turn back.
As you approach the village, turn right into Hall Lane. Be aware of the one way roads here..... You have you follow the road to the left into Crown Street, and then take the first right into Church Street. At the end, you should have 'The Dog Inn' to you your left. You need to turn right down the one way road, and turn into Bull Ring Farm Road. Follow the lane downhill for a few hundred yards, and there`s the location.

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Harbury Cutting map co-ordinates
Parking
There is room for a couple of cars on the left-hand side just before the bridge, but do not obstruct the gates. Your car will be visible at all times here. However, If there is no room to park, cross the bridge and turn round, and park in the village centre. It`s only a short walk, and if you fancy a more scenic route, you can park opposite the old windmill, and take the public footpath which will lead to the location.
Public transport
Stagecoach service 64 operates hourly from Leamington Spa to Harbury village.

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Amenities
The village has a good co-op store, and several pubs where pub grub and some fine ale can be purchased. Nearby Southam also offers many shops and pubs.
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Harbury Cutting

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Harbury Cutting general view map
Harbury Cutting close up map

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Photographic notes
Due to the overgrown nature of the area, only trains travelling towards Leamington can be photographed.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


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