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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 31 Mar 2007
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Location notes
This location is on the outskirts of Hinckley in Leicestershire. The location lies on the route between Leicester and Birmingham.
Railway type and traffic
Central trains currently operate an hourly service to Leicester and Birmingham.
Some freight also uses this line, and charter trains can also be seen using this section of line every now and again.
Environment
The location itself is a quiet foot-crossing.
Road directions
From Hinckley railway station, turn right into Southfield Road. Follow this road to the end, and you will notice the 'Holywell' and a 'Total' petrol station. Turn right here.
Once you have crossed the railway line, take the first left into 'The Outwoods.' This road deteriorates drastically, so it`s best to park by the timber merchants. Here, you will notice a bridge which crosses the line. However, wild vegetation growth renders this location useless. Continue walking down the track until you come to a foot crossing on your left. This is the location. You could drive down this lane, but is only suitable for vehicles which are higher off the ground. You have been warned!

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Outwoods, Hinckley map co-ordinates
Parking
Best to park by the timber merchants.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are no amenities in the immediate area.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Outwoods, Hinckley

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Outwoods, Hinckley general view map
Outwoods, Hinckley close up map

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Outwoods, Hinckley



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Photographic notes
This is a quiet location, and would be ideal for those who wish to video. Shots can be taken from both sides of the crossing and in both directions, but the sun (if out) can obviously dictate the best shots available.


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


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


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