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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 08 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Bugbrooke is a peaceful village in rural Northamptonshire.
Railway type and traffic
The line that runs through here is on the busy West Coast Main Line. Be aware, however, that most freight does not pass here, instead taking the Northampton loop before rejoining near Rugby. Still, plenty of Virgin services flying past if that is what you are after.
This particular location is off a quiet back road.
Road directions
From Northampton, head west on the A45. You will come across a roundabout just before you get to a Total petrol station. Turn left here, and drive through Kislingbury. You will then arrive at Bugbrooke.
Keep on driving through the village. Once you have passed all the houses of Camp Hill, you need to take a right hand turn. At the top of this hill, you pass over the canal, then the railway line.

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Bugbrooke map co-ordinates
You can either park near the canal (if there are no any anglers parked) or to the right hand side past the railway bridge. 4-5 cars can be safely parked here.
Public transport
Stagecoach service D3 operates hourly from the bridge outside Northampton Railway Station to Bugbrooke Village. It enters the village from the north and turns right in the village where you will need to get off to walk to the location.

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No amenities at the location, although there is a nice shop in the high street where refreshments can be purchased. The Bakers Arms offers a quiet drink, while the Five Bells opposite the church sells good pub-grub.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Googly map
Streetmap links
Bugbrooke general view map
Bugbrooke close up map

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Photographic notes
Shots can be taken from both sides of the bridge, although shooting west at the southbound trains is preferred here.
From this location, you will be able to see a footbridge which you can easily get to. Just a short walk down the canal side will lead you there.

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

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

For this shot, go downhill just a few yards, and you will see a sign marked 'millennium' walk. Go through this gate to get the shot.

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