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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 31 Mar 2007
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Location notes
A quiet countryside location on the outskirts of Leamington Spa and Warwick.
The location is actually two bridges within close proximity, one is a public footpath, the other is a road bridge.
Railway type and traffic
This location is on the single track line which runs from Leamington Spa and Coventry. Passenger trains are only Voyagers these days, but Freightliner 66s, and DB Schenker 66s can be seen on freights.
Environment
A quiet bridge on a public footpath, and a relatively quiet road bridge.
Road directions
From the M40, Junction 15 (Warwick):
Head north on the A429. Keep on this road through Warwick itself. You will pass under a railway bridge, and shortly after, will see another road bridge ahead. You need to turn left before the bridge. The road is clearly signposted for 'Old Milverton'. Follow this 'speed hump' ridden road until you have passed the housing estate, and you will notice allotments to your right. Just before you come to the first dwelling on the left, the 'public footpath' bridge is just to the right.
If you continue, you will see a left hand turn to the church as the main road bears right. Follow the road to the right, and pull up almost immediately on the left just before the road bridge. This is the second location.

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Old Milverton map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park off the road by the gate, but there is really only room for one car here. If you go to the second bridge, there is ample parking, and it is only a short walk between bridges.
Public transport
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Amenities
There is a useful shop on the main road at Milverton, but nearby Warwick and Leamington Spa should cater for all needs.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Old Milverton

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Streetmap links
Old Milverton general view map
Old Milverton close up map

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Photographic notes
Shots can be taken from both sides, and at various angles from both bridges.
When the sun is low, this can sometimes be a problem on the footpath bridge, as shadows of the line side trees can be very long. You would not have this problem from the road bridge, however, so there should not really be any problems here.
Noise should not be a problem for those taking video, although sometimes planes to and from Coventry airport can be heard.


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


Fig 1 - Looking North

The road bridge (fig 6 and 7) is visible in this shot

Fig 2 - Looking North


Fig 2 - Looking North


Fig 3 - Looking North


Fig 3 - Looking North


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south

Taken with a 300mm lens on a digital SLR.

Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north

From the road bridge

Fig 7 - Looking south



Fig 7 - Looking south


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